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.

Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Community, Contemporary, Environmental, Grief/loss, Medical/Health, Uplifting, America, 2021 Titles


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By: WIND 001 2021-03-24 14:29:04

By: MATAM 002 2021-03-24 10:06:33
This generated lots of discussion around the relationship between the grandmother, mother and granddaughter. Very polarising storyline for our group. Overall our favourite book, and we loved the grandfather, granddaughter storyline.

By: COROM 002 2021-03-08 14:21:59
We all enjoyed learning about the intricate, cooperative life of the bee community, and were less impressed with the human story! But the way that the one influenced the other made a very good read.

By: ASHB 015 2021-03-08 14:20:16
Enjoyed by all the members. A great insight into the life of bees, and the devastating effect mental abuse can have on a growing individual.

By: WAIKO 001 2021-02-19 12:13:31
All enjoyed this memoir.

By: WELL 093 2021-02-05 12:20:05
Everyone enjoyed this book - a great summer read.

By: WHITIAN 002 2020-10-07 14:04:08
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
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
Loved it!

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