Point Roberts Book Club
All are welcome to join this lively monthly discussion group. During Phase 2 of Safe Start Washington, we are holding our book club outside with social distancing guidelines in place. Because of the uncertainty of the weather, the date and/or time of the gathering may change.
If you would like to join the book group this month, call the library at (360) 945-6545.
Our book for July is The Bees by Laline Paull
The Handmaid's Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut set in an ancient culture where only the queen may breed and deformity means death.
Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw but her courage and strength are an asset. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect pollen. She also finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous.
But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all--daring to challenge the Queen's fertility--enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, her society--and lead her to unthinkable deeds.
Thrilling, suspenseful, and spectacularly imaginative, The Bees gives us a dazzling young heroine and will change forever the way you look at the world outside your window.
- Wednesday, Aug 26 2020 Show more dates
- 7:00pm - 9:30pm
- Point Roberts