The History of Bees
by Maja Lunde
- Fiction & Literature
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A gripping story of man's inhumanity to nature
England, 1852: William, a biologist and seed merchant, sets out to build a new type of beehive that will give him and his children honor and fame.
United States, 2007: George, a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, hopes his son can be their salvation.
China, 2098: Tao hand-paints pollen on the fruit trees now that the bees have disappeared. When Tao's young son is taken by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find him.
Haunting and thought-provoking in the vein of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this debut weaves together the stories of beekeepers past, present, and future, revealing their relationships to the bees, to their children, to nature, and to humanity.
"Spectacular and deeply moving...a tale of science and science fiction, dystopia and hope, and the trials of the individual and the strengths of family."-Lisa See
"When you think of coming to tears over a novel, a story about bee keepers and honey is not your first thought.... Lunde paints an achingly pure picture of what happens if we fail to protect the bees."-Jacquelyn Mitchard
"By turns devastating and hopeful...a riveting story as complex as a honeycomb."-Bryn Greenwood
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||August 22, 2017|