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May Book Club Meeting

  • May 15, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Our Book selection for May is "The Death Of Bees" by Lisa O'Donnell. I've already read this book and loved it. Can't wait to discuss the ending with everyone. For those of you who have asked, I posted on the message board our books through September.
A summary of the Death of Bees follows:

"Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved." That's the knockout opening in screenwriter Lisa O'Donnell's mesmerizing debut novel about family bonds, loyalty and what we really owe the ones we love.


Set in a hardscrabble housing complex in Glasgow, Scotland, "The Death of Bees" tracks the relationship of 15-year-old Marnie and her 12-year-old sister Nelly, left on their own, but not exactly mourning their drug-addicted and abusive folks' demise. How their parents died is something only the girls know, and their lips are zipped. Instead, the plan is to act normally for another year, sidestepping the dangerous minefields of authorities, children's services and nosy neighbors, until Marnie will be legally an adult and able to take care of both of them. So how can a book with a premise this disturbing also be so deliciously comic?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Do not feel up to it. Enjoy the beautiful weather!

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    love it!

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    oops, read the secret life of bees! will come anyway

    May 14, 2013

    • CJ A.

      Too funny, come anyway. Love that book too.

      May 15, 2013

  • Joyce K.

    Hi Group Members--I'll need to miss this one due to recent health treatments but am looking forward to June discussion (hope it's a little later in the month than the May meeting). All best, J.K.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't have time to read this book as a new member of the group. But will be there hopefully next month, if they don't change my schedule at work

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi:) new member, not sure how far you are in this book? sounds really good though, maybe i should wait for your next book, let me know, shelley

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will miss the discussion. See u next time!

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it to this one. Will be in Ely where it will be 80 degrees instead of 90. :)

    May 13, 2013

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