A girl’s journey into the heart of a beehive to find herself.
When Meredith’s parents divorce and leave her with her eccentric grandfather, she ends up learning life lessons from a rather unexpected source: the honeybees he keeps in Big Sur.
In a converted postwar military bus marooned in the backyard, Grandpa shows her the nuances of harvesting honey while the bees become a guiding force in her life, teaching her about family and community, loyalty and survival, and the unequivocal relationship between a mother and child.
As her mother recedes into a volatile cycle of madness and despair, Meredith learns to take care of herself, forges an unbreakable bond with her grandfather, and opens her eyes to the magic and wisdom of nature.
Part memoir, part beekeeping odyssey, The Honey Bus is an unforgettable story about finding home in the most unusual of places, and a how a tiny, little-understood insect could save a life.
Coming April 2019 by Park Row Books/HarperCollins