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The honey bus : a memoir of loss, courage and a girl saved by bees / Meredith May.

May, Meredith, (author).
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  • 6 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

4 current holds with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B MAY (Text) 37521530921271 AMPL Adult New Fiction Shelf Checked out 04/29/2019
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 92 MAY (Text) 36803001089478 BIOGRAPHY Checked out 04/25/2019
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 92 MAY (Text) 79361000112614 Adult Nonfiction - Biography Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 638.1 May (Text) 32604000205859 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Checked out 05/02/2019
Fulton Co PL - Aubbee Library (Leiters Ford) 638.109 MAY (Text) 33187004507774 Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Fulton Library 638.109 MAY (Text) 33187004507766 Nonfiction Reshelving -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 638.109 MAY (Text) 33187004507782 Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg BIO MAY (Text) 32826014197461 New Books Checked out 05/02/2019
Knightstown PL - Knightstown 921 May (Text) 36334000013527 Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library B MAY (Text) 78551000540996 Biography Checked out 05/07/2019
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  • ISBN: 9780778307785
  • ISBN: 0778307786
  • Physical Description: 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color photographs ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Park Row Books, [2019]

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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.
Subject: May, Meredith.
Women beekeepers > United States > Biography.
Women journalists > United States > Biography.
Bee culture.
Honeybee.
Grandfathers.
Granddaughters.
Mothers and daughters.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Beekeeping.
NATURE / Animals / Insects & Spiders.
Genre: Biographies.

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