Bee season : a novel
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New York : Anchor Books, 2005.
ISBN
0307276856
Lexile measure
1050L
Rating
1050L
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Blue Island Public Library - StacksFIC GOLOn Shelf
Glen Ellyn Public Library - Adult FictionFIC GOLDBERG, M.On Shelf
Matteson Area Public Library District - StacksFIC GOLDBERGOn Shelf
Westchester Public Library - StacksF GOL PBOn Shelf
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Book
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275 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 7.2, 17 Points
Lexile measure
1050

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The bestselling, critically acclaimed debut novel about an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent for spelling. Annotation. Eliza Naumann, a seemingly unremarkable nine-year-old, expects never to fit into her gifted family: her autodidactic 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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APA Citation (style guide)

Goldberg, M. (2005). Bee season: a novel. New York: Anchor Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Goldberg, Myla. 2005. Bee Season: A Novel. New York: Anchor Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Goldberg, Myla, Bee Season: A Novel. New York: Anchor Books, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Goldberg, Myla. Bee Season: A Novel. New York: Anchor Books, 2005. Print.

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