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Bee Season

By: Myla Goldberg
Published: 2000
Pages: 275
Total Copies: 22
Genre:  Fiction | Cultural, Jewish-American | Books Made Into Movies


Description:  Eliza Naumann, a seemingly unremarkable nine-year-old, expects never to fit into her gifted family: her autodidact father, Saul, absorbed in his study of Jewish mysticism; her brother, Aaron, the vessel of his father’s spiritual ambitions; and her brilliant but distant lawyer-mom, Miriam. But when Eliza sweeps her school and district spelling bees in quick succession, Saul takes it as a sign that she is destined for greatness. Not merely a coming-of-age story, Goldberg’s first novel delicately examines the unraveling fabric of one family.

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