Bees Wins Book Sense 2004 Book of the Year in paperback
The Secret Life of Bees was awarded the 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year in paperback on June 4 at BOOK EXPO AMERICA in Chicago. The award is presented annually by Book Sense, a national organization of independent booksellers. Jane Pauley presented the award to Sue. In her comments, Sue expressed gratitude to “booksellers , her publisher, and her readers” The finalists were Atonement, Life of Pi, The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, and Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff.