This intriguing novel is centred around the Muller family who have lost their youngest child. Apiarist Stefan struggles on but drowns his sorrow in whisky, while wife Evangeline comes and goes pushing an empty pram. Eldest daughter Tess has stopped speaking and Meg tries to cope with everything that is going on around her. Add the locals, including those from the commune where Evangeline lived, a teacher running away from his life, the discovery of a skeleton on their property and the gradual decline of the bees, all wrapped up in beautiful writing.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Mireille Juchau –