For January, we will be discussing "Telling the Bees." To help guide our discussion of the book, please bring at least one quote from the book that you would like to share/discuss, or a question. This way, we have many different perspectives to guide our chat about the book :)
Please bring suggestions for a book that you would like us to read in March. After our January meeting, I will put the suggestions onto a poll, and whichever book has the most votes by our February meeting will be March's book.
If you find that you can no longer attend once you have replied that you would, please kindly take a moment to change your RVSP to "No." Happy Reading!
Please note: the address that Panera has provided (776 Route 35) is not accurate with all GPS devices. We will be meeting at Panera Bread, which is on Route 35 South in the Stop&Shop and Kohls' shopping center.
Telling the Bees
Albert Honig’s most constant companions have always been his bees. A never-married octogenarian, he makes a modest living as a beekeeper, as his father and his father’s father did before him. Deeply acquainted with the workings of the hives, Albert is less versed in the ways of people, especially his friend Claire, whose presence and absence in his life have never been reconciled.
When Claire is killed in a seemingly senseless accident during a burglary gone wrong, Albert is haunted by the loss, and by the secrets and silence that hovered between them for so long. As he pieces together the memories of their shared history, he will come to learn the painful truths about Claire’s life, and the redemptive power of laying the past to rest.