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The history of bees

by Lunde, Maja,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Fiction Fic Lun
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  Fic Lun
 
 
Summary
"Imagine The Leftovers , but with honey" ( Elle ), and in the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go , this "spectacular and deeply moving" (Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author) novel follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees--and to their children and one another--against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.

England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive--one that will give both him and his children honor and fame.

United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation.

China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao's young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him.

Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins "the past, the present, and a terrifying future in a riveting story as complex as a honeycomb" ( New York Times bestselling author Bryn Greenwood) that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.
Additional Information
Subjects Beekeepers -- Fiction.
Bees -- Fiction.
Extinction (Biology) -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First Touchstone trade paperback edition.
Other Titles Bienes historie.
Contributors Oatley, Diane, translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the Norwegian.
Notes Translation of: Bienes historie.
Includes reading group guide.
Description 340 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781501161384
1501161385
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