Category : Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781471195815
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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From the #1 internationally bestselling author Santa Montefiore—a family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, and a story that will stay in your heart. England, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The beekeeper’s daughter, she knows her place and her future—until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her alone. Her childhood friend Freddie has recently become her lover, and she is thankful when they are able to marry and take over her father’s duties. But there is another man she just can’t shake from her thoughts… Massachusetts, 1973: Grace’s beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper Duncliffe is wild and romantic, and in a band that might hit it big. But when his brother dies and he is called home to England, Jasper promises to come back for Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him. Grace tries to support her daughter, but Trixie brushes off her mother’s comfort in the confidence that Jasper’s feelings for her are real… Both mother and daughter are searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past and unravel the lies told long ago.

Category : Fiction
Editor :
ISBN : 1949290190
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 300
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Lorelei Bauer is a modern-day woman with a penchant for Sylvia Plath, the icon who struggled with the injustices against women in the fifties, her role and status as a poet, her job as a mother, and her mental illness. Lorelei's own mother suffered from mental illness and when Lorelei learns of her mother's breakdown and illegal abortion, she goes on a quest to better understand her as a parent. Lorelei soon discovers her life is paralleling Plath's, and she panics about her fate. During her quest, she meets up with an old friend of her mother's, Joanne, who gives her a secret, unpublished manuscript that her college friend, Sylvia Plath, sent her before her death. It is a continuation of the story of Esther Greenwood, Plath's protagonist from The Bell Jar. Lorelei learns many secrets from the Plath manuscript which both hurt her and makes her hopeful for her own future.

Category : Fiction
Editor :
ISBN : 9780593128176
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 354
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"Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo--until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all, they must journey to find each other again. Moving, powerful, and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo brings home the idea that the most ordinary of lives can be completely upended in unimaginable ways"--

Category : Fiction
Editor : Indiana University Press
ISBN : 025320691X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 515
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Republication of a 1921 novel about James Lewis MacFarlane, a young WWI soldier who walks away from the rehabilitation hospital where he has been sent to recover from his wounds, and whose courage and kindness are rewarded by adventure, happiness, and love.

Category : Poetry
Editor : FriesenPress
ISBN : 9781770670686
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 65
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The Beekeeper's Wife is inspired by Herbert Scott's poem of the same name. It is an attempt to imagine the life of the woman behind the poem. Shanda Hansma Blue's The Beekeeper's Wife is a brilliant poetic argument between nature and the reader, between the beekeeper's wife and the beekeeper, between where a woman exists in her small and large spaces and the woman. It is a powerful rendition of the woman's world, a world where only we can exist. We are the keeper of the day, rising at dawn, before the sunrises, as if the sun's rise solely depended on us or as if nature itself were in the same complex relationship the woman has with the beekeeper. I have always believed that the poet is a philosopher, and Shanda proves this well in her fresh use of language, where the beekeeper's wife "lives in the five percent zone/ of northern lights visibility./" Again, Hansma Blue shows us that the beekeeper's wife "thinks of this as her numerical data/ her location on the statistical/ halo of Earth's aurora latitudes." In one of her powerful poems, 'Bargain', Shanda tells us, "My grandfather always said of loud girls/ A whistling woman is like a crowing hen/." Indeed, Shanda Hansma Blue is "a crowing hen," where she juxtapositions the world of her speaker, the beekeeper's wife and that of the beekeeper. This is not a book of poetry about nature despite its attention to the many vivid details of the nature around the speaker; it is a story about womanhood alongside that of manhood. Here nature and woman collide, co-exist, argue, and survive, all in a relationship to the man in the story. Here, "the here and the now" come together or collide at times, and yet the constancy of nature keeps the beekeeper's wife grounded even though it is she who keeps the world of both her and the beekeeper grounded. Shanda Hansma Blue's debut book of poetry brings to us a captivating story that is relevant in our new world where nature and humankind are at war. This metaphoric telling of the story of the beekeeper's wife who keeps the beekeeper who keeps the bees will make you wonder and laugh at the same time. Hansma Blue's picturesque use of language will haunt you long after reading this book. -Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, author of Where the Road Turns-...

Category : North Carolina
Editor :
ISBN : 1595130543
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 286
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Story of mountain heritage relating to the murder of a father by his daughter.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Harlequin
ISBN : 9781488095450
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 384
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An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature’s most mysterious and beguiling creatures: the honeybee. Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in the yard. That first close encounter was at once terrifying and exhilarating for May, and in that moment she discovered that everything she needed to know about life and family was right before her eyes, in the secret world of bees. May turned to her grandfather and the art of beekeeping as an escape from her troubled reality. Her mother had receded into a volatile cycle of neurosis and despair and spent most days locked away in the bedroom. It was during this pivotal time in May’s childhood that she learned to take care of herself, forged an unbreakable bond with her grandfather and opened her eyes to the magic and wisdom of nature. The bees became a guiding force in May’s life, teaching her about family and community, loyalty and survival and the unequivocal relationship between a mother and her child. Part memoir, part beekeeping odyssey, The Honey Bus is an unforgettable story about finding home in the most unusual of places, and how a tiny, little-understood insect could save a life.

Category : Fiction
Editor : MIRA
ISBN : 9780778316992
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 432
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While transforming Bella Vista, her childhood home, into a destination cooking school, chef Isabel Johansen finds her plans interrupted by war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill who has arrived to dig up old history.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin Books
ISBN : 9780143124320
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 333
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After her mother's death, Lily Owens and her African-American maid seek refuge from the racism of their South Carolina hometown with eccentric beekeeping sisters in this coming of age story representing the letter “K” in a new series of twenty-six collectible editions.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781501161391
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 352
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“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.