Monday, March 15, 2010

Agri-mystery


Last year, Melissa Wiley, introduced me to a new agri-mystery Fruitless Fall. I say a "mystery," but it's a non-fiction mystery about the collapse of bee colonies world wide. Sounds like a yawn? Just read it--you won't be able to put it down!! It packs the literary-punch of a well-written novel, with the sheer terror of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Bee's are such a hot topic right now that the NY TIMES today has a story on Urban Beekeepers.

3 comments:

dstb said...

Lisa,
I am so glad to see you read Fruitless Fall. I got it out of the library last year (probably afer seeing Melissa's post) and loved it. I ended up buying myself a copy recently so that I could go back through it.

The author has another book called Chocolate Unwrapped. I think that sounds like a title worth reading!
Sarah

Hopewell said...

I saw that--and the oyster one. I'm not an oyster eater, it just sounds interesting. "Fruitless Fall" will likely be in our homeschool list in a year or two.

Jeanne said...

Yeah, I'd like to read this too. The plight of the honey bee is a concerning one.