Lisa O'Donnell - The Death of Bees

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 1:00pm
Lisa O'Donnell reads from  The Death of Bees ($25.99). From the opening line of Lisa O’Donnell’s debut novel, you know you are in for something different. "Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were loved.” You quickly learn that the parents buried in the backyard are Izzy and Gene, parents of Marnie and Nelly – two neglectful, selfish, generally heinous adults now moldering beneath loosely planted stalks of lavender. But you do not know how they got there. Not yet. The girls intend to keep the deaths a secret.
 
Lisa O’Donnell won the Orange Screenwriting Prize in 2000 for The Wedding Gift, and in the same year was nominated for the Dennis Potter New Screenwriters Award. Originally from Scotland, she lives in Los Angeles with her family where she is now a full time novelist.  
 
Location: 
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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062209849
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Published: Harper - January 2nd, 2013

Today is Christmas Eve.
Today is my birthday.
Today I am fifteen.
Today I buried my parents in the backyard.
Neither of them were beloved.