Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bee Summers

The Book(from the back cover of the book):  The spring she is eleven years old, Melissa Singer's mother walks out of the house and never returns.  That summer, her father, a migratory beekeeper, takes her along with him as he delivers his hives.  The trip and the people she meets, change her life.  Over the years that follow, Melissa tries to unlock the mystery of her mother's disappearance and struggles to come to terms with her loss.  In Bee Summers, Melanie Dugan sensitively recreates the imposed innocence of childhood, tracking the precocio9us, resilient Lissy through abandonment and rejection into clear-eyed maturity.  This is a coming-of-age novel that buzzes with intelligence and a deep understanding of human n:ture.

About The Author:
Born in San Francisco, Dugan has lived in Boston, Toronto, and London, England, and has worked in almost every part of the book world: in libraries and bookstores, as a book reviewer; she was Associate Publisher at Quarry Press, where she also served as managing editor of Poetry Canada Review and Quarry Magazine. She has worked in journalism, as a freelancer, and as visual arts columnist. Dugan studied at the University of Toronto Writers Workshop and the Banff Centre for the Arts, and has a post-graduate degree in Creative Writing from Humber College. She has done numerous public readings.
Her short stories have been shortlisted for several awards. She lives in Kingston, Ontario with her partner and their two sons.

My Thoughts On The Book:  I cannot remember when a book affected me so much.  From the very beginning of the book  tears filled my eyes and they remained there until the last page. Dugan is quite the wordsmith and this story yanks at your heart strings.  As an adult who suffered a great loss when I was small this story served as a reminder that in life you never know just how good you have had it until it’s too late. Bee Summers is quite a thought-provoking story.  It is a must read and a book you will definitely want in your personal library.  When you finish it you will want to take a deep breath and just say, "WOW!"

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from TLC Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Thanks guys for allowing me this opportunity.

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