The Murmur of Bees
Book Feature - The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia
HBL Note: Is it just me or are book covers especially beautiful this year? I haven’t had a chance to read this one but my friend just started it and absolutely loves it! She says, “It’s written very beautifully , heart wrenching so far and yet there is a humor to it as well” adding, “Also love this view point on life…Spirituality and death too.” Scroll down to read more about this book.
From the publisher:
From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a child kissed by the devil. But he is welcomed by landowners Francisco and Beatriz Morales, who adopt him and care for him as if he were their own. As he grows up, Simonopio becomes a cause for wonder to the Morales family, because when the uncannily gifted child closes his eyes, he can see what no one else can—visions of all that’s yet to come, both beautiful and dangerous. Followed by his protective swarm of bees and living to deliver his adoptive family from threats—both human and those of nature—Simonopio’s purpose in Linares will, in time, be divined.