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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,444 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Myla Goldberg Narrator: Myla Goldberg Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Eliza Naumann, a seemingly unremarkable 9-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. In this altered reality, Saul inducts her into his hallowed study and lavishes upon her the attention previously reserved for Aaron, who in his displacement embarks upon a lone quest for spiritual fulfillment. When Miriam's secret life triggers a familial explosion, it is Eliza who must order the chaos.

Myla Goldberg's keen eye for detail brings Eliza's journey to three-dimensional life. As she rises from classroom obscurity to the blinding lights and outsized expectations of the National Bee, Eliza's small pains and large joys are finely wrought and deeply felt.

Not merely a coming-of-age story, Goldberg's first novel delicately examines the unraveling fabric of one family. The outcome of this tale is as startling and unconventional as her prose, which wields its metaphors sharply and rings with maturity. The work of a lyrical and gifted storyteller, Bee Season marks the arrival of an extraordinarily talented new writer.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Darcy Briggs | 2/16/2014

    " This book is so frustrating! This family is so disfunctional & made me mad! The ending was just as frustrating as the whole book. It was interesting enough that it gets some credit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by kari | 2/11/2014

    " i think this author writes wonderfully. right up there with sue monk kidd "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny Miller | 1/27/2014

    " This book started out a little slow, became fascinating in the middle, and then kind of got a little crazy at the end. I don't regret reading it, and parts of it I loved, but the book seemed to struggle with how much to focus on how this family was unraveling and how much the main character was changed by this experience. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marlo | 1/22/2014

    " A very interesting book about how a little girl's rise in the spelling bee world reveals her family's truths but it left the reader wondering if and how this quite disfunctional family will heal. "

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