Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
The History of Bees - A Novel-logo

The History of Bees - A Novel

Maja Lunde

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.

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.
More Information

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joy Osmanski, Steve West, Gibson Frazier

Length:

12h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

11:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

17:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

19:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

17:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

12:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

16:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

15:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

10:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:19


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:01