The bees
Title
The bees

Author
Paull, Laline, author.

Physical Description
10 books (340 pages) in a cloth bag : illustrations ; 37 x 15 cm + 1 leader's discussion folder.

Series
Instant book club.

General Note
A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title and a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.

Subject Term
Bees -- Fiction.
 
Queens -- Fiction.
 
Survival -- Fiction.
 
Fertility -- Fiction.
 
Abnormalities, Human -- Fiction.
 
Government, Resistance to -- Fiction.
 
Book clubs (Discussion groups)
 
Group reading.

Genre
Dystopias.
 
Suspense fiction.

Local Subject
Book club kit collection.

Summary
Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect nectar and pollen. A feat of bravery grants her access to the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous. But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all - daring to challenge the Queen's preeminence - enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the hive's strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by a greater power: a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, and her society - and lead her to perform unthinkable deeds.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Book club kitKT FICTION PAU11Kits