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The Beekeeper of Aleppo A NovelThis unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper his wife and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable A beautifully crafted novel of international significance that has the capacity to have us open our eyes and seeHeather Morris author of The Tattooist of AuschwitzWINNER OF THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra his wife is an artist Mornings Nuri rises early to hear the call to prayer before driving to his hives in the countryside On weekends Afra sells her colorful landscape paintings at the open air market They live a simple life rich in family and friends in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppountil the unthinkable happens When all they love is destroyed by war Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home But escaping Syria will be no easy task Afra has lost her sight leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain Nuri is sustained only by the knowledge that waiting for them is his cousin Mustafa who has started an apiary in Yorkshire and is teaching fellow refugees beekeeping As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss but dangers that would overwhelm even the bravest souls Above all they must make the difficult journey back to each other a path once so familiar yet rendered foreign by the heartache of displacement Moving intimate and beautifully written The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a book for our times a novel that at once reminds us that the most peaceful and ordinary lives can be utterly upended in unimaginable ways and brings a journey in faraway lands close to home never to be forgottenPraise for The Beekeeper of Aleppo This book dips below the deafening headlines and tells a true story with subtlety and powerEsther Freud author of Mr Mac and Me This compelling tale had me gripped with its compassion its sensual style and its onward and lively urge for resolutionDaljit Nagra author of British Museum This novel speaks to so much that is happening in the world today Its intelligent thoughtful and relevant but very importantly it is accessible Im recommending this book to everyone I care aboutBenjamin Zephaniah author of Refugee Boy I am 80 years old This is the worst book I have ever read Format is difficult story repetitive and characters are weak

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The Beekeeper of Aleppo kindle ✓ Hardcover read ↠ ✅ The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Christy Lefteri – Eyltransferservices.co.uk This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper his wife and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unThis unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper his wife and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable A beautifully crafted novel of international significance that has the capacity to have us open our eyes and seeHeather Morris author of The Tattooist of AuschwitzWINNER OF THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra his wife is an artist Mornings Nuri rises early to hear the call to prayer before driving to his hives in the countryside On weekends Afra sells her colorful landscape paintings at the open air market They live a simple life rich in family and friends in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppountil the unthinkable happens When all they love is destroyed by war Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home But escaping Syria will be no easy task Afra has lost her sight leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain Nuri is sustained only by the knowledge that waiting for them is his cousin Mustafa who has started an apiary in Yorkshire and is teaching fellow refugees beekeeping As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss but dangers that would overwhelm even the bravest souls Above all they must make the difficult journey back to each other a path once so familiar yet rendered foreign by the heartache of displacement Moving intimate and beautifully written The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a book for our times a novel that at once reminds us that the most peaceful and ordinary lives can be utterly upended in unimaginable ways and brings a journey in faraway lands close to home never to be forgottenPraise for The Beekeeper of Aleppo This book dips below the deafening headlines and tells a true story with subtlety and powerEsther Freud author of Mr Mac and Me This compelling tale had me gripped with its compassion its sensual style and its onward and lively urge for resolutionDaljit Nagra author of British Museum This novel speaks to so much that is happening in the world today Its intelligent thoughtful and relevant but very importantly it is accessible Im recommending this book to everyone I care aboutBenjamin Zephaniah author of Refugee Boy Such a moving book So important for people to read and understand why refugees make the dreadful journey to Europe Disturbing and informative

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This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper his wife and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable A beautifully crafted novel of international significance that has the capacity to have us open our eyes and seeHeather Morris author of The Tattooist of AuschwitzWINNER OF THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra his wife is an artist Mornings Nuri rises early to hear the call to prayer before driving to his hives in the countryside On weekends Afra sells her colorful landscape paintings at the open air market They live a simple life rich in family and friends in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppountil the unthinkable happens When all they love is destroyed by war Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home But escaping Syria will be no easy task Afra has lost her sight leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain Nuri is sustained only by the knowledge that waiting for them is his cousin Mustafa who has started an apiary in Yorkshire and is teaching fellow refugees beekeeping As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss but dangers that would overwhelm even the bravest souls Above all they must make the difficult journey back to each other a path once so familiar yet rendered foreign by the heartache of displacement Moving intimate and beautifully written The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a book for our times a novel that at once reminds us that the most peaceful and ordinary lives can be utterly upended in unimaginable ways and brings a journey in faraway lands close to home never to be forgottenPraise for The Beekeeper of Aleppo This book dips below the deafening headlines and tells a true story with subtlety and powerEsther Freud author of Mr Mac and Me This compelling tale had me gripped with its compassion its sensual style and its onward and lively urge for resolutionDaljit Nagra author of British Museum This novel speaks to so much that is happening in the world today Its intelligent thoughtful and relevant but very importantly it is accessible Im recommending this book to everyone I care aboutBenjamin Zephaniah author of Refugee Boy 45 starsLet me start off by saying that this is a book everyone needs to read especially given the current environment we live in with the immigration issue at the forefront of topics recently here in the Western part of the world Though I have read plenty of books over the years about the immigrant experience from different viewpoints including from the refugee and asylum perspectives few of those books have been as haunting and affecting as this one The story of Nuri and Afra and their harrowing journey to escape the conflict in Syria the tremendous losses they endure one right after the other the loss of their home their livelihoods their family their precious child even their own souls – ordinary citizens caught up in horrible circumstances not of their making already having to suffer through so much loss and devastation yet somehow still finding the will to live to push ahead through the grief and the desperation and finally arrive at their destination only to face an uncertain future This is one of those stories that reminded me once again just how much we often take for granted as we go about our daily lives and how we should be so much grateful than we usually are for everything we do haveThis was a heart wrenching emotional read that brought tears to my eyes than once yet it was also thought provoking and relevant to so much of what is going on in the world today I will admit that it did take me a little while to get used to the book’s uniue format with the last word of each chapter acting as the bridge that starts the flashback to the past in the next chapter but the beautifully written story as well as the realistically rendered characters all of whom I adored than made up for my brief struggle with the format Nuri and Afra are characters that I know will stay with me for a long time to come as the penetrating sadness around their story is one that is difficult to forget With that said though there were also moments of hope amidst the desperation such as when Nuri and Afra finally make it to their destination not a spoiler since we are already told this from the very first page and are met with much kindness from the people they end up staying with at the refugee center as they wait for their asylum applications to be processed These interactions at the refugee center in present time brought a certain element of hope to the story which helped to balance out the overwhelming sadness of the past narrative recounting Nuri and Afra’s harrowing journey – at the same time it made their story all the poignant and powerfulPart of what made this story feel so realistic was the fact that the author Christy Lefteri based a lot of it on her previous experience working with refugees as a UNICEF sponsored volunteer in Athens Greece In addition to that though there was also Lefteri’s personal connection as a daughter of refugees both her parents fled war torn Cyprus back in the 1970s which combined with her volunteer experience to produce such a powerful and inspiring story I know my review probably doesn’t say a whole lot but in a way the vagueness is a bit deliberate as I feel the story already speaks for itself and nothing I say will be able to do it justice All I’m going to say is that this book definitely deserves to be read – and sooner rather than laterReceived ARC from Ballantine Books Random House via NetGalley