Book of the month for August


This month’s Book of the Month recommendation is The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri.

About the book

Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. 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 the bravest of souls.

Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Told with deceptive simplicity, it is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling. 

Listen to a sample of The Beekeeper of Aleppo


'A story of loss, love, resilience and hope. … it's impossible not to be moved.' - The Observer

'A redemptive tale of hope in the midst of shocking adversity.' - Irish Independent 

A beautifully crafted novel of international significance that has the capacity to have us open our eyes and see.” - Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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