Title: Music of Bees, The
Authors: Garvin, Eileen
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 320
Year: 2021
Language: English
Description: After the sudden death of her husband, Alice Holtzman finds herself a social pariah. Unfashionable, middle-aged, childless, and with only 120,000 honeybees for company. On the other side of town, Jake Stevenson and his enormous blue mohawk had a bright future in front of them studying music, all until an accident at a high school party leaves him with a broken spine. But when Alice crashes her pick-up truck, packed with thousands of restless honeybees, into Jake, knocking him from his wheelchair, it is the start of an unlikely of friendship that will pull both of them through the darkest stages of their grief.

As these new friends begin to heal one another, Alice realises that Jake has a gift - not only is he a natural with her bees, but he can hear their buzzing as a form of music ... All seems right with their world - until the buzzing stops. With a pesticide company threatening the local honeybee population, and everything Alice and Jake have worked for, these friends must unite to defend their bees. [Taken from book blurb, Hachette Books]

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Wonderful story. Uplifting in every way."

"Both my partner and I loved this book - he was desperate to read it. The book was really uplifting."

"In some ways it is more fairy story than fiction, but somehow it's so enjoyable it doesn't matter."

"In the current stressful times, this is a great book for people to read."

"A beautiful story about empathy, friendship and personal restoration."

"Well written. Enjoyed the descriptions of bees and people."

"It's a gentle book, suitable for all."

Categories: Fiction, Community, Environmental, Grief/loss, Human Rights, Learning, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, 2023 Titles - Coming Soon


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