Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Name That Novel #3

Name the novel and the author.

"'Our Lady is not some magical being out there somewhere, like a fairy godmother. She's not the statue in the parlor. She's something inside of you. Do you understand what I'm telling you?' 'Our Lady is inside me,' I repeated, not sure I did."

Okay, I'm going to add another passage that might be more telling, give it a few days, and if there are no takers, I'll give up the answer :-) So, here goes...

"At night I would lie in bed and watch the show, how bees squeezed through the cracks of my bedroom wall and flew circles around the room, making that propeller sound, a high pitched zzzzzz that hummed along my skin....The way those bees flew, not even looking for a flower, just flying for the feel of the wind, split my heart down its seam."

I guess I will have to reveal the answer: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd -- which of course was made into a movie, currently out on dvd.

3 comments:

Poet said...

I hope you don't mind--I was asked to pick six blogs that I thought were of a high quality and mention them on my blog, and I chose yours as one of those.

You are mentioned at shortstorydepot.blogspot.com.

teacherwriter said...

That is very flattering and kind of you. Thank you.

Cara Powers said...

You did not have to reveal the answer. I knew it with the second passage. oohbooks.blogspot.com