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The History of Bees

De : Maja Lunde
Durée : 12 h et 8 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Literary

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In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut 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 these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought-provoking story that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.

©2017 Maja Lunde (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Dianne
  • 22/08/2017

I loved this book !!!

This is the best story I listened to in years. I felt present in all the chapters, as if Maja was talking to me, to my heart. Each era drew me into the story deeper and deeper into the past, present, and future and left me with an amazing hope for the health and beauty of our planet Earth

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  • Tiffany Boyland
  • 22/11/2017

Excellent!

Very moving book and super suitable format for audible with the 3 person storylines. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Malgorzata Kaczmarska
  • 11/01/2018

Boring and predictable.

I bought this book because the brief description of it said "in the spirit of Station Eleven..." - well, it is nothing like Station Eleven!

The three stories are boring and very predictable, no real highs and culmination in the entire book.

I liked the two male narrators, but not the female one.

One good thing about this book: it's beautifully written. Too bad even that doesn't help this book...

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  • AmyS
  • 01/11/2017

Predictable and poorly narrated

I really struggled to finish this story. I didn't like 2 of the 3 narrators. The story went between being predictable and being confusing.

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  • Dale
  • 15/09/2019

ReadThisBookAndLearn

This is easily the best, yet most worrisome book I've read in a long time. Love the multi-narrative format. The story is so real, so terrifying of what is happening and of how wholly reliant our existence is interdependent with all other life on this planet. Keep on buzzing, but remember where your honey comes from and at what cost