Hour of the Bees

  • Type: Books
  • By: Lindsay Eagar
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Thais R.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780763679224
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Once upon a time, there was a tree.

Carol and her family are stuck visiting a grandfather she doesn’t even know all summer long. His ranch is in a remote part of the blazing hot New Mexico desert. Worse yet, his dementia means everyone needs to tiptoe around him and put up with his mood swings. But Carol finds herself strangely drawn to the old man. Are his stories about a mysterious tree part of his dementia, an intriguing fantasy he has told for so many years it is one of the last things he remembers, or something improbably true? This is stunning blend of magic and reality is about both celebrating wanderlust and reclaiming your roots. It is a great companion to Tuck Everlasting and The Water Castle