The History of Bees

The History of Bees

eBook - 2017
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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 honour and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper and fights 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-and is kept in the dark about his whereabouts and condition-she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought provoking story that is just as much about the powerful relationships between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.
Publisher: [London, UK] : 2017. Simon & Schuster UK,
ISBN: 9781471165696
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bolinda Digital BorrowBox

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jeanie123
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.

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peacebenow
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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