Download Ê The Honey Thief · PDF DOC TXT or eBook

Summary å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Elizabeth Graver

The Honey ThiefElizabeth Graver's first novel Unravelling was hailed on publication as exceptional The New York Times Book Review a pleasure The New Yorker and exuisitely poignant and sensual The Boston Globe Now in her second novel she proves herself to be a major voice in American fiction The summer that el. 25 Ever since I read The End of the Point I’ve meant to try by Graver This was her second novel a mother and daughter story that unearths the effects of mental illness on a family Eleven year old Eva has developed a bad habit of shoplifting so her mother Miriam moves them out from New York City to an upstate farmhouse for the summer But in no time Eva slipping away from her elderly babysitter’s supervision and riding her bike into the countryside is stealing jars of honey from a roadside stand She keeps going back and strikes up a friendship with the middle aged beekeeper Burl whom she seems to see as a replacement for her father Francis who died of a heart attack when she was sixAlternating chapters look back at how Miriam met Francis and how she gradually became aware of his bipolar disorder This strand seems to be used to prop up Miriam’s worries about Eva since bipolar has a genetic element; while it feels true to the experience of mental illness it’s fairly depressing Meanwhile Burl doesn’t become much of a presence in his own right so he and the beekeeping feel incidental maybe only included because Graver keptkeeps bees herself Although Eva is an appealingly plucky character I’d recommend any number of bee themed novels such as The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd The History of Bees by Maja Lunde and even Generation A by Douglas Coupland over this oneOriginally published on my blog Bookish Beck

Elizabeth Graver ✓ 0 Read & download

Even year old Eva is caught shoplifting for the fourth time her mother Miriam decides the only solution is to move out of the city to a uiet town in upstate New York There she hopes they can have the normal life she longs for But Miriam is bound by a past she is trying to forget and tensions es. I picked this book because I saw it in a library and it looked interesting so I decided to give it a chance I tried not to judge this book by its cover because if I did I probably never would have read it and I kinda wish never picked it up I somewhat regret reading this because overall it just wasn’t that good During many parts of this book I found myself very bored and on the verge of falling asleep There were some parts where I did actually like what was happening but overall it just wasn’t greatThe Honey Thief is about an eleven year old girl named Eva who has a poor relationship with her mother Miriam who tries desperately to fix this After Eva is caught shoplifting for the third time Miriam thinks that it would be good for them to move out of their apartment in Manhattan to a small town in upstate New York so they can have a fresh start Miriam struggles to provide for the family and Eva feels lost in a place where she knows nobody and she has no friends Eva meets a middle aged man named Burl who uit his job as a lawyer in Philadelphia and moved back to his grandparent's farm where he works as a beekeeper Throughout the book Burl helps Eva by teaching her the ways of being a beekeeper which keeps Eva calm and relaxed which ultimately helps her in the long run with her mother By the end of the book the relationship between Eva and Miriam is revamped and Eva learns to love dealing with the bees the beehives and the bees honeyThere were some things in this book that worked even though I wasn’t a fan of this book I definitely liked that Eva and her mother Miriam do actually get closer after they move out of New York and into a small and uiet town in New York Using the beekeeper that they met in New York their relationship gets stronger and they begin to love each other again I also liked how much the author included the friendship between Burl and Eva and how that helps to strengthen the daughter and mothers relationship Graver makes Eva’s seemingly obscure friendship with Burl make her relationship with her mother back to the way it was before Eva started shopliftingAlthough I did like how Graver makes the relationship stronger between Eva and Miriam there are some things that I do not like Sometimes I felt like the book just rambled on about things that weren’t as important and I didn’t feel like I needed to know The book itself just didn’t engage me as much as it might have for other people and overall it was just not a book that I would recommend to anyone Maybe the book just wasn’t my style but it was just a book that I did not look forward to reading

Free download The Honey Thief

Download Ê The Honey Thief · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Elizabeth Graver's first novel Unravelling was hailed on publication as exceptional The New York Times Book Review a pleasure The New Yorker and exuisitely poignant and sensual The Boston Globe Now in her second novel she proves herself to be a major voice in AmericaCalate It is only when Eva meets a reclusive beekeeper that she and her mother can find their way back to each other and can begin life with renewed promise A haunting novel of memory and desire The Honey Thief reveals the healing power of friendship and the ineradicable bonds of mother and chi. I chose this book because after I read the back It got me interested because it sounded like a girl around my age or a little younger and I was interested to see what it was all about The book starts off with explaining how it was Eva Baruch's third time getting caught shoplifting After this Eva's mother Miriam decides it time to move out of their apartment in Manhattan and start new lives somewhere new They move to a farmhouse near the finger lakes of New York To Eva this was not the best news She was moving to a new place with no friends and she wouldn't know anybody Eva visits a man named Burl He was a lawyer but uit to take over his grandparents honey bee farm Burl teaches Eva the tricks to take care of bees and how to gather honey from the bees The reader will soon be introduced to her father who was bipolar He passed away when Eva was 6 Miriam becomes very worried that Eva has the same condition Something I liked about the story was how the author developed the characters and showed their emotions well and showed how they felt in all the different situation It helped me better understand what was going on in the storySomething I didn't really love the story that there were a lot of things mentioned in the beginning that went unsaid or didn't have a resolution to It was also very slow and didn't get to the point until the very end and it was even confusing I would recommend this book to someone maybe a little older or if you like slow books or a novel that includes many small problems that become solved throughout the whole story