IN-PERSON: Julie Carrick Dalton - "The Last Beekeeper" with Jenna Blum
Julie Carrick Dalton, author of Waiting for the Night Song, joins us to discuss her new novel, The Last Beekeeper, a celebration of found family, an exploration of truth versus power, and the triumph of hope in the face of crisis. Julie will be in conversation with Jenna Blum, author of Those Who Save Us and Woodrow on the Bench.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
"Fans of Delia Owens will swoon to find their new favorite author.” (Hank Phillippi Ryan)
It’s been more than a decade since the world has come undone, and Sasha Severn has returned to her childhood home with one goal in mind – find the mythic research her father, the infamous Last Beekeeper, hid before he was incarcerated.
There, Sasha is confronted with a group of squatters who have claimed the quiet, idyllic farm as a way to escape the horrific conditions of state housing. While she feels threatened by their presence at first, the friends soon become her newfound family, offering what she hasn't felt since her father was imprisoned: security and hope. Maybe it's time to forget the family secrets buried on the farm and focus on her future.
But just as she settles into her new life, Sasha witnesses the impossible. She sees a honeybee, presumed extinct. People who claim to see bees are ridiculed and silenced for reasons Sasha doesn't understand, but she can't shake the feeling that this impossible bee is connected to her father's missing research. Fighting to uncover the truth could shatter Sasha's fragile security and threaten the lives of her new-found family — or it could save them all.
The Last Beekeeper is a celebration of found family, an exploration of truth versus power, and the triumph of hope in the face of crisis. Sasha's journey is a meditation on forgiveness and redemption and a reminder to cherish the beauty that still exists in this fragile world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a journalist, JULIE CARRICK DALTON has published more than a thousand articles in The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, Orion Magazine, Electric Literature, and other publications. A Tin House and Bread Loaf alum, and graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator, Dalton holds a master’s degree in literature and creative writing from Harvard Extension School. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of writing fiction in the age of climate crisis. A mom to four kids and two dogs, Dalton is an avid skier, hiker, and kayaker. A former beekeeper, she also farms a gorgeous tract of land in rural New Hampshire. Find her at: juliecarrickdalton.com | https://www.facebook.com/juliecarrickdalton/ | https://twitter.com/juliecardalt
(Photo credit: Sharona Jacobs)