She sounds like an amazing person! But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain. ISBN: 9781838770013 When not working on the magazine, she is either doing yoga, drinking tea, walking in the outdoors or chatting to anyone that will listen. Just keep your mind on that. On weekends, Afra sells her colorful landscape paintings at the open-air market. My Rating:  4.5 Stars (rounded to 5 on Goodreads). But it’s Morgan, as Herbert Richardson, another inmate awaiting execution, who leaves the deepest impression. When a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged sisters—one the dead man’s widow, the other his ex—must set aside mistrust and old resentments . Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection. Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order, Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on. Please check by using, This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google. The Beekeeper of Aleppo Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. If you have changed your email address then contact us and we will update your details. Finding Chika by Mitch Albom, “Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.” Editor of The Music Flow and a musician, specialising in piano and vocals. I think this would be a great book for my book club! ( Log Out /  With great insight and compassion Lefteri tells the story of Nuri, a beekeeper in Aleppo and his wife, Afra, an artist left blind by... . Reaction: Wow! Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App? Video My vision is better, thank goodness! Themes: In addition to many of the themes referenced above (grief, loss, hope, PTSD, survival, starting again, etc), there is an overarching theme of love between husband and wife, parent and child, family members, and love of county and bees. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Their nose is out of focus. . , Pingback: December 2019 Reading Wrap Up | Reading Ladies, Pingback: Most Memorable Reads of 2019 | Reading Ladies, Pingback: #6Degrees of Separation: From Fleishman to… | Reading Ladies, I have not read this one yet, though it sounds like an intense read. They enjoy a quiet and peaceful life and value the friendship of close friends and extended family. This item can be requested from the shops shown below. Their eyes are in focus. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. ***Blogs posts may contain affiliate links. 2019 Nonfiction Reads Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy” is a painful, beautiful, revelatory book, the kind of reading experience that can permanently alter your understanding of the world. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words and for taking the time to comment! So, I'm recommending this book to you.' And they are in cells on death row in Alabama. In this stunning novel that fact of macro-ecology is brought into the micro-focus of the lives of ordinary people, in particular two men who share a... Morgan keeps doing remarkable work (in “Mudbound” and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” as well as on the Netflix series “Stranger Things”), and he deserves a louder fanfare. The Beekeeper of Aleppo demands that we contemplate the way we humans process the horror around us, the senseless violence, the loss of what we hold dearest.”—Esmeralda Santiago, Aspen Words Literary Prize head judge “Beekeeper Nuri and his wife, Afra, are devastated by the Syrian civil war. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Please select a reason for reporting this review: We have recently updated our Privacy Policy. This book was recommended to me by a friend who had found this gem in lockdown. I will be radioactive!! The escape from Syria begins with the death of their son which Afra witnesses and this trauma led her to lose her eyesight resulting in her husband Nuri to become her primary carer. It’s a remarkable account of the dislocation endured by displaced persons across the world, an important and necessary novel that humanizes the dispossessed who are all too often demonized.