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The Boeke Prize

May 1, 2003

The Secret Life of Bees is a finalist for the 2003 Boeke Prize for fiction, which is South Africa’s top literary prize.

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SEBA Book Award Winner for 2003

April 1, 2003

The Secret Life of Bees is the winner of the 2003 SEBA Book of the Year Award for fiction. The award is given annually by the Southeastern Booksellers Association, and according to its Executive Director, honors a novel of exceptional merit that is set in the South or by a Southerner. Finalists were: The Heaven…

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2003 Book Sense Book of the Year Finalis

March 1, 2003

The Secret Life of Bees was a finalist for the 2003 Book Sense Book of the Year Award for fiction. Other finalists were: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Atonement by Ian McEwan, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and Crimson Petal and White by Michel Faber. The winner, The Lovely Bones, was announced in…

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Audio News

January 1, 2003

Narrated by Jenna Lamia, the audio version of The Secret Life Of Bees was nominated for Audio of the Year in 2003.. It is available from Highbridge on cassette and CD, unabridged and abridged. The unabridged audio can be rented through Books on Tape.

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