The Honey Thief

  • Publish Date: 2000-09-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Elizabeth Graver
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Elizabeth Graver's first novel, Unravelling, was hailed on publication as exceptional (The New York Times Book Review), a pleasure (The New Yorker), and exquisitely poignant and sensual (The Boston Globe). Now, in her second novel, she proves herself to be a major voice in American fiction. The summer that eleven-year-old Eva is caught shoplifting (for the fourth time), her mother, Miriam, decides the only solution is to move out of the city to a quiet town in upstate New York. There, she hopes, they can have the normal life she longs for. But Miriam is bound by a past she is trying to forget, and tensions escalate. It is only when Eva meets a reclusive beekeeper that she-and her mother-can find their way back to each other, and can begin life with renewed promise. A haunting novel of memory and desire, The Honey Thief reveals the healing power of friendship and the ineradicable bonds of mother and child.

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