The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

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book cover The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

The Beekeeper of Aleppo
by Christy Lefteri

Genre: Contemporary Adult Fiction
Length: 336 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours
First Published: 2019

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Publisher’s Description

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 Aleppo—until 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.


About Christy Lefteri

Christy Lefteri grew up in London and is the daughter of Cypriot refugees. She is the author of two novels: A Watermelon, A Fish and a Bible and The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Brunel University.


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