- Paperback: 476 pages
- Publisher: Lake Union Publishing; Translation edition (16 April 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1542040507
- ISBN-13: 978-1542040501
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 463 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
The Murmur of Bees: A Novel Paperback – 16 Apr 2019
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About the Author
Sofía Segovia was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She studied communications at Universidad de Monterrey, thinking mistakenly that she would be a journalist. But fiction is her first love. A creative writing teacher, she has also been a ghostwriter and communications director for local political campaigns and has written several plays for local theater. Her novels include Noche de huracán (Night of the Hurricane), El murmullo de las abejas (The Murmur of Bees)--which was called the literary discovery of the year by Penguin Random House and named Novel of the Year by iTunes--and Huracán. Sofía likes to travel the world, but she loves coming home to her husband, three children, two dogs, and cat. She writes her best surrounded and inspired by their joyous chaos.
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It was a gripping and tragic story. Strongly recommend it.
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Our main character is a sweet highly lovable mute, born among and surrounded by bees who lead his way. There are too many characters to keep track of, but it's a close-knit rural community with all its ups and downs.
Too slow to my liking my patience gave up around the halfway mark.
A very special kid is the protagonist of the story, as he grows as special bond with the youngest child of a wealthy family. The way the history of the family is tied with what is actually happening in the North East of Mexico makes this novel not only enjoyable, but also lets you know about key events that occurred around Mexico's Revolution time.
I am so happy I decided to give it a try. It became a very personal book to me as the narrator and my grandfather are of similar ages and their background is eerily similar. Though my grandfather was from Jalisco, not Monterrey.
I also grew up with a brother with a disability that made people fear him or assume he was slow. I couldn’t help but develop a deep love for the family in this story.
Give it a good read and see for yourself.