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Title: Honey Bus, The
Authors: May, Meredith
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 323
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: This is a memoir about a girl's journey into the heart of a beehive to find herself. When she was five years old, Meredith May was abandoned by both parents. Her father left for the other side of the country. Her mother disappeared into herself. But when Meredith discovered the rusted old bus where her grandpa kept bees, her world changed forever. Family duty. Compassion and sacrifice. Unconditional love. The life of a honeybee displays it all. As her grandpa showed her the sacrifices bees make for their colony and the bonds they form with their keeper, Meredith discovered what family really means.

A rich and lyrical coming-of-age story, combined with spellbinding nature writing, The Honey Bus is the extraordinary story of a girl who journeyed into the hive - and found herself.
[Taken from book blurb - Harper Collins Books]

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

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

 
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