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Starting Over: A Country Year and A Book of Bees

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A pair of memoirs about a woman starting her life over as a beekeeper in the Ozarks, from “a latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense of the absurd” (Chicago Tribune).
 
Taken together, the “steadily eloquent” national bestseller, A Country Year, and its follow-up, A Book of Bees, a New York Times Notable Book, offer a moving and fascinating chronicle of Sue Hubbell’s seasona
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Kindle Edition, 373 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Open Road Media
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Linda Blackburn
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very educational

This book taught me a lot about beekeeping. Mostly I loved her description of nature taking over and the way it all works when we leave it alone.
Missy Ivey
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoirs, nature
I enjoyed "A Country Year" more than "A Book of Bees", but that is probably because I don't know a thing about raising honeybees or taking care of their hives, which seems to entail a lot work with energy I don't have. All the detailed explanations and descriptions of the ins-and-outs of hive management was very difficult to follow along. I'm one who would need to watch a video before diving into a hobby like this, but she does tell you just about everything you need to know to understand the in ...more
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Sue Hubbell is a graduate of the Universtiy of Southern California. She received a master's degree in library science from the Drexel Institute of Technology and was a librarian at Brown University. In addition to her books she has written for Time Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The New Yorker, the New York Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She currently resides in Maine.
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