The Murmur of Bees is a beautifully written and captivating story about a family in a small Mexican town who lovingly adopt a baby boy who they name Simonopio. The baby, found abandoned under a bridge, is disfigured and covered in a blanket of protective bees. Simonopio is gifted with the mystical ability to see what others can’t.
This sweeping tale is set during the Mexican Revolution and the 1918 Pandemic. The novel’s universal themes of love, loss and family remain relevant today. The characters are well-developed and will likely linger in your mind long after you’ve closed the last chapter of the book.
In this delightful conversation with Sofia, we discuss the parallels of the 1918 “Spanish” Flu to the global pandemic we are currently facing. Sofia also gives us a peek into her creative writing process and explains how she came to choose bees as Simonopio’s unexpected guardian.
I hope you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did!
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Are you an avid historical fiction fan like me? I invite you to join us in the She Persists Book Club, a virtual book club on Facebook for readers who are passionate about women’s historical fiction, transformative storytelling and powerful female voices. We will be discussing The Murmur of Bees in more depth beginning Friday, August 14. If you’d like to join us, visit us here.
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