POSTPONED: Meredith May - The Honey Bus (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 4:00pm

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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. 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. The bees became a guiding force in May's life, teaching her about family and survival, and it was during this pivotal time in May's childhood that she learned to take care of herself. Part family story, part beekeeping odyssey, The Honey Bus is a rich and lyrical memoir of a girl who journeyed into the hive--and found herself.

Meredith May is an award-winning journalist and fifth-generation beekeeper. She is the author of I, Who Did Not Die, which tells the true story of an Iranian child soldier who risked his life to save an enemy during the Iran-Iraq War—an astonishing act of bravery and kindness that changed the course of both their lives. During her sixteen-year career at the San Francisco Chronicle, her reporting won the PEN USA Literary Award for Journalism, the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, and first place feature writing awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. Her series about an Iraqi boy wounded during the second Gulf War was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. Meredith is a former professor of  journalism and podcasting at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She lives in Carmel Valley where she spends her time writing, beekeeping, and volunteering for the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a scuba diver.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778309758
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Park Row - March 17th, 2020