December 2, 2021
The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, Family Life, Refugee Crisis, Syria
In 2020, I decided to systematically revisit my older review posts and update them. On Thursdays, I’ll be re-sharing a few of these great reads. Today, I’m re-sharing a poignant refugee story, The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri.
I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.
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“Nuri, a beekeeper, and his wife Afra, an artist, live happily with their son in beautiful Aleppo. They enjoy a quiet and peaceful life and value the friendship of close friends and extended family. Suddenly, their lives are turned upside down by war and, out of desperation, they make a decision to flee Syria. What Afra has experienced and seen causes her to go blind, complicating their journey through Turkey and Greece to get to Britain. On this risky and uncertain journey, they must learn to survive in unpredictable situations, to deal with their loss, to trust each other, to depend on the kindness and compassion of strangers, and to keep their hope alive.”
A compelling story of love, loss, hope, and compassion…
Have you read The Beekeeper of Aleppo or is it on your TBR?