Bee Season

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Author(s): Myla Goldberg
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Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: C1659
Released: Jan 25, 2002
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ISBN: #9781402515637
Narrator/s: Myla Goldberg
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Eliza Naumann, a seemingly unremarkable nine-year-old, expects never to fit into her gifted family: her autodidact 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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eAudio
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Author(s): Myla Goldberg
Narrator(s): Myla Goldberg
Product Number Z00338
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449871949
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Myla Goldberg
Narrator(s): Myla Goldberg
Product Number MP035
Released: Sep 08, 2009
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ISBN: #9781440735288
eBook
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Author(s): Myla Goldberg
Product Number EB00149119
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9781400032761
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Myla Goldberg
Product Number 44572
Released: Sep 15, 2001
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ISBN: #9781419387807

Professional reviews

"Few authors double as readers for Recorded Books, but Myla Goldberg is a happy exception. In a clear, unhurried manner, she brings us four family members affected by daughter Eliza's appearance at the National Spelling Bee. We know the thoughts of the loving but controlling scholar-father, Saul; distant and disturbed mother, Miriam; geek turned Hare Krishna brother, Aaron; and, of course, Eliza herself, as she struggles to be her own person. Though the individual voices aren't memorable, the personalities are. Jewish mysticism interplays with words and letters as action blends with inner turmoil. The author interview is important to understanding the work. You realize also that Goldberg has reined in her natural high-energy speaking pace, which might otherwise overpower this complex novel. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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