Hour of the bees
Eagar, Lindsay, author

Hour of the bees

Eagar, Lindsay, author


Personal Author
Eagar, Lindsay, author

Publication Information
London : Walker Books Ltd, 2016.
London Walker Books, 2016.

Physical Description
365 pages ; 20 cm.

General Note

This novel blurs the line between truth and fiction as Carol unravels the fantastical stories of her mentally ill grandfather. When she and her family move to his deserted ranch in order to transfer him to a care home, Carol struggles to cope with the suffocating heat and the effects of her grandfather's Alzheimer's. Bees seem to be following her around, but the drought means this is impossible. She must be imagining things. Yet when her grandfather chooses her as the subject for his stories - tales of a magical healing tree, a lake, and the grandmother she never knew - Carol sees glimmers of something special in what her parents dismiss as Serge's madness. As she rethinks her roots and what she thought she knew about her family, Carol comes to the realization that Serge's past is quickly catching up with her present.

Reading Level
Ages 8-12.

Subject Term
Alzheimer's disease -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Bees -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Granddaughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Dementia -- Juvenile fiction.


Geographic Term
New Mexico -- Juvenile fiction.


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
Constitution HillPRC 4 (Years 7-9)YA EAGAConstitution HillYoung Adult Fiction
ParramattaPRC 4 (Years 7-9)YA EAGAParramattaYoung Adult Fiction