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Title: Honey Bus, The
Authors: May, Meredith
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 323
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: When Meredith and her brother are transplanted from Rhode Island to California in the 1970s, the world of honeybees and beekeeping become unexpected saviours in their unstable circumstances. 'Gramps' introduces Meredith to life in the hive and it is through this knowledge that she begins to understand herself and the people around her.

This is the thoughtful memoir of a troubled childhood, an encouraging demonstration of the healing power of nature and the difference one person can make in a child's life.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I read very little non-fiction, but this one I loved."

"Meredith May is a born storyteller - narrating her story with a refreshing lack of self-pity or drama. A book you can't put down which delivers a truly memorable read."

"It's immediately engaging, is informative and very relevant."

"Well-written and easy to read - very interesting."

"The author writes beautifully about the habits and life cycle of honeybees, engaging the reader as we become aware of the sophistication and importance of these ancient creatures."

"This book is an extraordinary portrayal of family life and the bonds less often explored."
Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Community, Contemporary, Environmental, Grief/loss, Medical/Health, Uplifting, America, 2021 Titles

Reviews

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By: WHITIAN 002 2020-10-07 14:04:08
4.5 
As each reader got into the book and realised it was a memoir, it affected the way it was perceived. Some found the detail about bees too involved, but most thought it was informative and interesting. All our group were moved by the sadness of the lives of the main characters, and amazed at the fortitude of the writer. Altogether a positive response.

By: NELS 023 2020-10-05 10:22:37
4.5 
10/12 of our members rated this 5 stars. The combination and the relationship of the life of bees and the life of Meredith was terrific. And the writing is superb. Highly recommended to other groups.

By: ALEXA 008 2020-08-26 13:10:59
5 
Loved it!

 
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