Amiable Adult Readers

Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids (Aardbaark) will discuss The Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager (Candlewick, $8.99). While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina Carol is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she's never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible and what it means to be true to her roots.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Hour of the Bees Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763691202
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017