Bees Wins Book Sense 2004 Book of the Year in paperback
October 1, 2004
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.