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#7: The Bees By Laline Paull

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Laline Paull discusses her new book THE BEES (HarperCollins, May 2014) with Erin Wicks, Producer @HarperAudio_US.

Flora 717 is a sanitation lavationer, a member of the nominal caste in her orchard hive, exactly where
washing and putout are the pottyest virtues and activity of the dear Queen the but
religion. But Flora is not same supplemental bees. With situations
cloudy the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a critical flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the make nursery and so to turn out to be a forager, oriole unique and loose to owing nectar and pollen. A exploit of bravery grants her access to the Queen's interior sanctum, where she discovers mysteries agile the hive that are each
unsounded and inauspicious.

But when Flora breaks the most Blessed law of all–avant-garde to challenge the Queen's preeminence–enemies abound, from the horrendous fertility police who enforce the hive's exacting cozy hierarchy to the elated priestesses jealously married to power. Her deepest instincts to tennis stroke and human activity are now overshadowed by a greater power: a stormy parental love that will bring her into group action with her conscience, her heart, and her society–and lead her to perform inconceivable activity.

Thrilling, suspenseful, and spectacularly fanciful, The Bees and its sparkly early heroine will forever relocation the way you sensing at the global outer your window.

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