The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees

The Honey Bus A Memoir of Loss Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees 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 fiv

  • Title: The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees
  • Author: Meredith May
  • ISBN: 0778307786
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store UKOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 336 pages Expected publication April 2nd 2019 by Park Row More Details ISBN 0778307786 ISBN13 9780778307785 Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Honey Bus A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees by Meredith May Author Release date Apr 02, 2019 Enter to win 1 of 25 Advanced Reader Copies of The Honey Bus by Meredith May An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature s mos Enter to win 1 of 25 Advanced Reader Copies of The Honey Bus by Meredith May 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 Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Women s biographies 2019 202 books 27 voters Memoir Published in Year 2019 74 books 20 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 53 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 20, 2019 Kendall rated it it was amazing review of another edition I usually never gravitate towards reading memoirs but something hit home when I saw this cover and was intrigued.I can tell you I felt so at home in my heart and soul through this book I m so glad that I took a chance on this book because it truly was a beautifully written story about pain, grief, and the power of love despite coming from a dysfunctional family.Meredith and her brother Matthew grew up in a very dysfunctional family net Both of Meredith s parents broke up in the beginning re I usually never gravitate towards reading memoirs but something hit home when I saw this cover and was intrigued.I can tell you I felt so at home in my heart and soul through this book I m so glad that I took a chance on this book because it truly was a beautifully written story about pain, grief, and the power of love despite coming from a dysfunctional family.Meredith and her brother Matthew grew up in a very dysfunctional family net Both of Meredith s parents broke up in the beginning resulting in Meredith and her brother moving to California to live with their grandparents Meredith grew up with the loss of a father figure by her side but soon formed an unbreakable bond with her step grandfather.Meredith s grandfather was a bee keeper and Meredith soon grew fascinated with her grandfather s stories of bees Her grandfather used bees and the complexity of nature to help Meredith grow and thrive through her pain as a child Meredith s mother was extremely absent and emotionally abusive to her growing up as a child into a teenager.Meredith beautifully interweaves her memoir about the complexity of pain, love, growth, forgiveness, strength, and grief through nature and honeybees I was blown out of the water with the symbolism and beauty behind these pages I truly enjoyed this memoir and Meredith s story of her being saved by honeybees Powerful and uplifting 4.5 honey stars Huge thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Park Row for the arc in exchange for my honest review.Publication date 4 2 19Published to 1 20 19 flag 36 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Nov 16, 2018 Missy Block rated it it was amazing A beautifully written memoir about Meredith, a child that not only learns to survive a dysfunctional mother, but learns thru the eloquent life of bees and the wisdom of her beekeeping grandfather how to navigate beyond the circumstances she was given I fell into this book on page one and connected so deeply to Meredith and her Grandpa, that I couldn t put the book down until I knew where their journey led them While their personal story captured my heart, the plight of the honey bees gripped m A beautifully written memoir about Meredith, a child that not only learns to survive a dysfunctional mother, but learns thru the eloquent life of bees and the wisdom of her beekeeping grandfather how to navigate beyond the circumstances she was given I fell into this book on page one and connected so deeply to Meredith and her Grandpa, that I couldn t put the book down until I knew where their journey led them While their personal story captured my heart, the plight of the honey bees gripped my curiosity to the point I needed to re read some of the informational parts to wrap my brain around it all flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Shirley Cagle rated it it was amazing I simply could not put this book down The juxtaposition of the two small children effectively abandoned by their parents and the caring, patient step grandfather was in turns jarring and joyous The twining of beekeeping tidbits and the step grandfather s love into the story of Meredith s childhood provided a respite from what would have been a very sad tale flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 11, 2018 SundayAtDusk rated it really liked it Shelves memoirs, memoir mothers, nature, nonfiction ya, science Bless The Bees The Children While there are many, many stories about individuals who feel they were saved by animals as children, due to a difficult childhood, it s unusual to find a story about being saved by insects Actually, it was both bees and a caring grandfather that helped Meredith Mays deal with a mentally ill mother, divorced parents, and a grandmother who let it be known she did not want to be raising her grandchildren Her grandfather, however, gave the author and h Bless The Bees The Children While there are many, many stories about individuals who feel they were saved by animals as children, due to a difficult childhood, it s unusual to find a story about being saved by insects Actually, it was both bees and a caring grandfather that helped Meredith Mays deal with a mentally ill mother, divorced parents, and a grandmother who let it be known she did not want to be raising her grandchildren Her grandfather, however, gave the author and her younger brother time, attention, affection, and guidance about mapping out a future for themselves He was a beekeeper, like his father and grandfather before him, and often used bees as examples of how to be and how to survive in a challenging world.The reader learns all sorts of fascinating facts about honeybees, as well as learns some good ways of navigating through childhood in a positive, productive manner The latter often made it seem like this was actually a memoir intended for YA readers than adult readers In addition, there were problems believing some of the memories Ms Mays included in the story One of the main problems was believing she could even remember all the events and feelings she writes about when she was five and six years old She would have to have a highly unusual type of memory Moreover, she had to be an incredibly insightful, wise child to be thinking what she said she was thinking at those ages.For example, she tells how she went to visit her mother s biological father, at the age of five or six, a man who badly abused her mother Her loving grandfather was her grandmother s second husband, a man she married when her daughter was 19 After leaving his house, and listening to her mother rant and rave about her uncaring father on the way back home, the author states Just catching this glimpse into her past, I became sympathetic the world was hard for her, and I needed to be patient because there were deep reasons from her past that made her give up on the present A really young child is thinking that Doubtful.Another example was when Ms May s father comes to visit them in California for the first time When she realized he was leaving them all behind, she started sobbing and sobbed even harder when she looked at her little brother Now, that is an incident someone could easily remember that happened to them at the age of five, since it was so traumatic Yet the author states the reason she was even distressed after looking at her brother was because He probably wouldn t remember this day, and that made me cry even harder A 5 year old would have such a thought It s hard to believe any 5 year old would or could have such a thought If the reader can get past such improbable claims, however, this memoir is certainly worth the time it takes to read it if only to learn all about honeybees, and how important they are to food production Note I received a free ARC of this book from Vine flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 26, 2019 Brenda rated it it was amazing I didn t realize this story was a memoir until I was about 75% finished with the book I was already captivated, but when I realized it was a memoir it became all the endearing This one will tear at your heartstrings.Following the divorce of their parents, Meredith and her brother try to understand and adjust to the next chapter of their lives They are uprooted from their home in Rhode Island and moved along with their mother to their grandmother and step grandfather s home in California I didn t realize this story was a memoir until I was about 75% finished with the book I was already captivated, but when I realized it was a memoir it became all the endearing This one will tear at your heartstrings.Following the divorce of their parents, Meredith and her brother try to understand and adjust to the next chapter of their lives They are uprooted from their home in Rhode Island and moved along with their mother to their grandmother and step grandfather s home in California Their mother has some serious psychological issues and their grandmother is so biased and loyal towards her daughter that other than providing basic needs like food and shelter, their grandmother has little to offer Grandpa my hero on the other hand, is loving, loyal and dedicated to the children He is a beekeeper and teaches the children many lessons about life through the lives of the bees He makes comparisons the children can relate to and is their constant companion and advocate in an otherwise totally dysfunctional family.I was completely taken with this story and hated to see it end The writing is wonderful and has you observing bee behavior up close and personal I learned a ton about bees from this story and am fascinated, Big thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Park Row for the arc in exchange for my honest review Solid 5 STARS flag Like see review Nov 22, 2018 Mary rated it it was amazing This book is a wonderful story of broken families and how they interact with one another I truly enjoyed reading about Meredith May and her brother, Mom, Granny, Dad, and Grandpa Grandpa was her Step Grandpa.Meredith was a young girl who was from a broken home and had many problems growing up without her dad Dad lived n Rhode Island and when Mom and Dad broke up Mom and the kids, Meredith and Matthew, went to live in California with Mom s Mom and her husband, who they called Grandpa but he This book is a wonderful story of broken families and how they interact with one another I truly enjoyed reading about Meredith May and her brother, Mom, Granny, Dad, and Grandpa Grandpa was her Step Grandpa.Meredith was a young girl who was from a broken home and had many problems growing up without her dad Dad lived n Rhode Island and when Mom and Dad broke up Mom and the kids, Meredith and Matthew, went to live in California with Mom s Mom and her husband, who they called Grandpa but he was only a Step Grandpa But the kids were small and they did not understand that Grandpa was really related to them Grandpa was a bee keeper and worked with the bees all the time He helped Meredith understand what was happening to her through explaining how the bees did things.He helped her get through school and make friends according to how the bees reacted to each other.He was a very good man and the children understood this and stayed away from their mom who did not want to raise her own kids.The book tells a lot about the bees and how they are disappearing and need help to grow and pollenate the plants.A very good informative book about life, and how to help people interact with each other I would recommend it to everyone who is in a broken family.Well written and interesting flag Like see review Jan 27, 2019 Jess rated it it was amazing The Honey Bus could be called the Beloved or the Dear Bus and I wouldn t have batted a lash for how deep Meredith May delves into what it is to be loved or not loved and what it is to take sanctuary in loving bees, honey, work This is a perfectly paced, gorgeous memoir, and a tribute to May s Grandpa and May s ability to conjure bitter and sweet from her childhood in scenes you ll feel like you witnessed or participated in This memoir moved me I tasted the ghost of honey on my tongue and The Honey Bus could be called the Beloved or the Dear Bus and I wouldn t have batted a lash for how deep Meredith May delves into what it is to be loved or not loved and what it is to take sanctuary in loving bees, honey, work This is a perfectly paced, gorgeous memoir, and a tribute to May s Grandpa and May s ability to conjure bitter and sweet from her childhood in scenes you ll feel like you witnessed or participated in This memoir moved me I tasted the ghost of honey on my tongue and felt the spectre of Big Sur salt spray on my cheeks I learned a lot about beekeeping And I read that it is possible to survive abuse, and that sadness happens That sometimes you need to take care of yourself, and sometimes you need to be like a scout bee and find the perfect home because family is important whatever your true family winds up beng That family isn t always defined by bloodline Highly recommended for just about anybody flag Like see review Michaela rated it really liked it Dec 01, 2018 Barbara rated it liked it Nov 24, 2018 Amy Morgan rated it it was amazing Oct 12, 2018 Amanda rated it it was amazing Dec 10, 2018 susan rated it really liked it Sep 26, 2018 Harrison 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    1. I usually never gravitate towards reading memoirs but something hit home when I saw this cover and was intrigued.I can tell you I felt so at home in my heart and soul through this book I m so glad that I took a chance on this book because it truly was a beautifully written story about pain, grief, and the power of love despite coming from a dysfunctional family.Meredith and her brother Matthew grew up in a very dysfunctional family net Both of Meredith s parents broke up in the beginning re I us [...]

    2. A beautifully written memoir about Meredith, a child that not only learns to survive a dysfunctional mother, but learns thru the eloquent life of bees and the wisdom of her beekeeping grandfather how to navigate beyond the circumstances she was given I fell into this book on page one and connected so deeply to Meredith and her Grandpa, that I couldn t put the book down until I knew where their journey led them While their personal story captured my heart, the plight of the honey bees gripped m A [...]

    3. I simply could not put this book down The juxtaposition of the two small children effectively abandoned by their parents and the caring, patient step grandfather was in turns jarring and joyous The twining of beekeeping tidbits and the step grandfather s love into the story of Meredith s childhood provided a respite from what would have been a very sad tale.

    4. Bless The Bees The Children While there are many, many stories about individuals who feel they were saved by animals as children, due to a difficult childhood, it s unusual to find a story about being saved by insects Actually, it was both bees and a caring grandfather that helped Meredith Mays deal with a mentally ill mother, divorced parents, and a grandmother who let it be known she did not want to be raising her grandchildren Her grandfather, however, gave the author and h Bless The Bees The [...]

    5. I didn t realize this story was a memoir until I was about 75% finished with the book I was already captivated, but when I realized it was a memoir it became all the endearing This one will tear at your heartstrings.Following the divorce of their parents, Meredith and her brother try to understand and adjust to the next chapter of their lives They are uprooted from their home in Rhode Island and moved along with their mother to their grandmother and step grandfather s home in California I didn [...]

    6. This book is a wonderful story of broken families and how they interact with one another I truly enjoyed reading about Meredith May and her brother, Mom, Granny, Dad, and Grandpa Grandpa was her Step Grandpa.Meredith was a young girl who was from a broken home and had many problems growing up without her dad Dad lived n Rhode Island and when Mom and Dad broke up Mom and the kids, Meredith and Matthew, went to live in California with Mom s Mom and her husband, who they called Grandpa but he This [...]

    7. The Honey Bus could be called the Beloved or the Dear Bus and I wouldn t have batted a lash for how deep Meredith May delves into what it is to be loved or not loved and what it is to take sanctuary in loving bees, honey, work This is a perfectly paced, gorgeous memoir, and a tribute to May s Grandpa and May s ability to conjure bitter and sweet from her childhood in scenes you ll feel like you witnessed or participated in This memoir moved me I tasted the ghost of honey on my tongue and The Hon [...]

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