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ISBN13: 9780395967010
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Staff Pick

Sue Hubbell makes me yearn to be a beekeeper in the Ozarks — to rely on a place for my survival and my happiness. Divorced and alone on her hundred acre farm, Hubbell heals as she writes about her work as a commercial beekeeper and her peninsula of land. Part botanist, she attempts to find order and classification in her life. She follows her bees through the seasons, the changing harvest of pollen, with a placid clarity found only in nature. I read this book every year, and I learn something with each reading. I love that. I also enjoyed her next book, A Book of Bees, written with the same honest and humble voice.

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Sue Hubbell makes me yearn to be a beekeeper in the Ozarks ? to rely on a place for my survival and my happiness. Divorced and alone on her hundred acre farm, Hubbell heals as she writes about her work as a commercial beekeeper and her peninsula of land. Part botanist, she attempts to find order and classification in her life. She follows her bees through the seasons, the changing harvest of pollen, with a placid clarity found only in nature. I read this book every year, and I learn something with each reading. I love that. I also enjoyed her next book, A Book of Bees, written with the same honest and humble voice.
Recommended by Kate L., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

When her thirty-year marriage broke up, Sue Hubbell found herself alone and broke on a small Ozarks farm. Keeping bees, she found solace in the natural world. She began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things that she cared about. The result is one of the best-loved books ever written about life on the land, about a woman finding her way in middle age.

Review:

"[S]eems much like its author — mostly plainsong and no pretense." Patti Hagan, New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Once in a while there comes along a book so calm, so honest, so beautiful that even the most jaded or cynical readers have to say thank you. This is such a book." San Diego Tribune

Review:

"Steadily eloquent, not just of her life but of all life." Ivan Doig, Washington Post

Review:

"Sue Hubbell's writing is like butter, for it tantalizes, enriches and satisfies." Atlantic Journal

Review:

"A calm, clear-eyed record of a country year and its beauties." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Oh, my, can this lady write." Sports Illustrated

Review:

"Hubbell's tales of bee-keeping in the Missouri Ozarks have a warm, conversational tone. A pragmatic conservationist, she refuses to treat the surrounding woods as a theme park attraction or an exploitable resource." Los Angeles Times Book Review

About the Author

Sue Hubbell is the author of, among other works, A Country Year and A Book of Bees, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in Maine and Washington, D.C.

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jenakoster, April 21, 2006 (view all comments by jenakoster)
The title captured my interest, and with the first page I was taken to a place of longing inside me which kept me spellbound in its reading. This book needs to be read aloud, first to my family ,then into the schools,where the wild wonderful world of big and small life can be so intimately vizualized and personally felt in the coursing of one's blood. This is a story of the essence of life and living of the most sublime. Sue's story has surged my own desires for harmony and inner strength by mentoring her perseverance, individuality,but mostly her spirit. I love this book.
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clocheclodo, April 20, 2006 (view all comments by clocheclodo)
I read it read it I don't know how many times. I gave it for Christmas, birthdays, my friends , my mother , my dears have it and love it. I nearly know it by heart, searched all the websites about the author. When I want to rest, to dream to cool down I open it and read a few lines. So feminine, so 1968's, so woman, so everything. a real lesson of life. by a woman you would like to have as a friend. Now time to retire for me and time to read it again in English this time...a pity other books are not translated...
and don't forget the tiny little thing in the butterfly's ear.
everything is necessary that's what it teaches you.
forgive my English!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395967010
Author:
Hubbell, Sue
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Hubbell, Sue
Author:
Darhansoff, Verrill and Feldman Literary Agents
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Country life -- Ozark Mountains.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Natural history -- Missouri.
Subject:
Natural history -- Ozark Mountains.
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.26x5.54x.61 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Mariner Books - English 9780395967010 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Sue Hubbell makes me yearn to be a beekeeper in the Ozarks — to rely on a place for my survival and my happiness. Divorced and alone on her hundred acre farm, Hubbell heals as she writes about her work as a commercial beekeeper and her peninsula of land. Part botanist, she attempts to find order and classification in her life. She follows her bees through the seasons, the changing harvest of pollen, with a placid clarity found only in nature. I read this book every year, and I learn something with each reading. I love that. I also enjoyed her next book, A Book of Bees, written with the same honest and humble voice.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Sue Hubbell makes me yearn to be a beekeeper in the Ozarks ? to rely on a place for my survival and my happiness. Divorced and alone on her hundred acre farm, Hubbell heals as she writes about her work as a commercial beekeeper and her peninsula of land. Part botanist, she attempts to find order and classification in her life. She follows her bees through the seasons, the changing harvest of pollen, with a placid clarity found only in nature. I read this book every year, and I learn something with each reading. I love that. I also enjoyed her next book, A Book of Bees, written with the same honest and humble voice.

"Review" by , "[S]eems much like its author — mostly plainsong and no pretense."
"Review" by , "Once in a while there comes along a book so calm, so honest, so beautiful that even the most jaded or cynical readers have to say thank you. This is such a book."
"Review" by , "Steadily eloquent, not just of her life but of all life."
"Review" by , "Sue Hubbell's writing is like butter, for it tantalizes, enriches and satisfies."
"Review" by , "A calm, clear-eyed record of a country year and its beauties."
"Review" by , "Oh, my, can this lady write."
"Review" by , "Hubbell's tales of bee-keeping in the Missouri Ozarks have a warm, conversational tone. A pragmatic conservationist, she refuses to treat the surrounding woods as a theme park attraction or an exploitable resource."
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