Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Written on: January 31, 2020

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by: Christy Lefteri

Are you looking for a novel that draws you in and lets you experience another world beyond your own?  

You might enjoy this new book by the child of Cypriot refugees who relocated to London.

She tells the story of a beekeeper and his wife in the Syrian city of Aleppo who have a simple life until their lives are shattered by war. They face unthinkable hardships as they search for a place where they can sustain themselves and live at peace.

I found that this novel deepened my awareness of what it is like to leave behind all that is familiar and search for a place of safety and peace.

Submitted by:  Sr. Donna M. Lord, GNSH

2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

  1. Catherine Woeppel Sheedy says:

    Dear Donna,

    Hope you are well.
    This is a book that has been chosen for our Book Club at Osher Institute at William and Mary. Our leader is Patrick Dugan who was taught by the Grey Nuns in Brooklyn and went on to be Assistant DA in Manhattan and is now a friend of our here in Williamsburg, VA. We just recently found out about the Grey Nun
    Looking forward to this read.
    Please give my best to all of our classmates.

    1. Maryellen Glackin says:

      What a small world. Thanks for sharing.

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