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- List: Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners
- Award year: 2009
- Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Set in South Carolina in 1964, [this book] tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's fiercest racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past.
- Realistic Fiction
- Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners 2009
- ISBN: 9780670032372