Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Secret Life of Bees

Book Menu for The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd


ISBN of edition I read: 9780142001745 (paperback)

Food mentioned in The Secret Life of Bees
Peaches, 8, 15
Butter beans, 10
Cobbler, 15, 217
Angel Food Cake, 28
Boiled Peanuts, 44
Jell-0, 45
Cantaloupes, 50
Pickled eggs, 62
Barbecue pork, 62
Coca-cola, 62, 64, 139, 217
Salted peanuts, 62, 139, 217
Buttermilk cookies, 62
Pimiento-cheese sandwiches, 62, 181
Honey (throughout)
Cheery Cokes, 65
Banana splits, 65
Orangeade, 72, 130
Sweet potato biscuits, 78
Raspberry tea, 84
Biscuits, 84
Banana, 84
Banana pudding, 86
Banana cream pie, 86, 209
Sweet Iced Tea, 86, 156
Pancakes, 102
Root beer, 112
Bologna sandwiches, 120, 152
Candlestick salad, 120
Chocolate cake, 137
Fried okra, 152
Pork chop sandwiches and slaw, 168
Ham, 207
Fried chicken, 207
Green beans, 207
Caramel cake, 207
Macaroni and cheese, 207
Deviled eggs, 207
Smothered chicken, 217
Honey cake, 221, 225

Books and authors mentioned in The Secret Life of Bees :
Man and Insects: Insect Allies and Enemies / L. Hugh Newman, 1
Lost Horizon, 15
Shakespeare, 15, 57
Emily Dickinson, 16
Henry David Thoreau, 57
   Walden , 57
The Queen Must Die: And Other Affairs of Bees and Men / Willaim Longgood, 115
Jane Eyre / Charlotte Bronte , 130
Dancing Bees: An Account of the Life and Senses of the Honey Bee / Karl von Frisch, 189
Robert Frost, 237
William Blake, 274-5

Music mentioned in The Secret Life of Bees
The Supremes , 50
The Beatles , 66
Cello, 94, 107, 110, 185
"Amazing Grace", 110
"Go Tell It on the Mountain", 110
"I Found My Thrill on Blueberry Hill" / Fats Domino Jukebox , 116-7
"Viva Las Vegas" / Elvis Presley , 116-117
Miles Davis , 117
Beethoven, 155
"Another Saturday Night" / Sam Cooke , 176
Nat King Cole , 284

Television shows mentioned in The Secret Life of Bees
The Fugitive , 123
American Bandstand, 175

Libraries mentioned in The Secret Life of Bees
page 130 : [August] was rocking back and forth, having her orangeade break and reading her new book, which she'd gotten from the bookmobile. I turned my head to read the title. Jane Eyre.

page 135: One [story] about August driving a honeymobile around, similar to the bookmobile, only she had jars of honey to dispense instead of books.

page 285: August sat with her elbows on the tabletop, drinking the last of her coffee and reading another book from the bookmobile.

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