The History of Bees

The History of Bees

Book - 2017
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"In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this ... literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a ... story of their relationship to the bees--and to their children and one another--against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis"--
Publisher: New York :, Touchstone,, 2017
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781501161377
Branch Call Number: Lund
Additional Contributors: Lunde, Maja, Bienes historie


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May 12, 2018

I haven't read either Station Eleven or Never Let Me Go, but this book reminded me quite a bit of Cloud Atlas, although it was an easier book to read. With the 3 different timelines going on I don't feel that there was enough character development, particularly with some of the minor characters. In some cases there was little to no insight as to why the characters made their sudden choices. Overall it is a decent book and insightful as to what may occur in the future if bees do not survive.

Mar 03, 2018

This book seemed on a downward slope as it began and it made me feel a little depressed as I proceeded. The Author is very clever in her storytelling intertwining 3 different families during 3 different periods over 3 separate countries. She touches on many subtleties of human behavior, family ties and weaves these through her story telling w/ great skill. By the end she has more than won me over. People have many lessons to be learned. We may think we are leaping ahead but how often are our actions are selfish , greedy and destructive....

JCLGreggW Jun 12, 2017

Three stores in three separate time periods help frame this novel, a skillfully and beautifully written book about, well, bees, but more importantly the personalities of the people who see them as their job, a link to their family, or their salvation. This is a PERFECT book club book, too.

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