Today marks the paperback release of – Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan by Simon & Schuster! Believe it or not this book has been on my wishlist to read for ages as I’ve heard so many good things about it. Well this summer the plan is to read it! There’s even a Reading Group Guide provided by Simon & Schuster if you choose to read this novel with your book club. Maybe I can drum some reading buddies up around the blog world that haven’t read it yet!
About the Book (from Simon & Schuster)
Raised in a sepulchral house where ghosts dwell in mirrors, Meridia grows up lonely and miserable. But at age sixteen, she has a chance at happiness when she falls in love with Daniel-a caring and naive young man. Soon they marry, and Meridia can finally escape to live with her husband’s family, unaware that they harbor dark secrets of their own. There is a grave hidden in the garden, there are two sisters groomed from birth to despise each other, and there is Eva-the formidable matriarch and the wickedest mother-in-law imaginable-whose grievances swarm the air in an army of bees. As Meridia struggles to keep her life and marriage together, she discovers long-buried secrets about her own past as well as shocking truths about her new family that inexorably push her love, courage, and sanity to the brink.
Of Bees and Mist is an engrossing fable that chronicles three generations of women under one family tree over a period of thirty years-their galvanic love and passion, their shifting alliances, their superstitions and complex domestic politics-and places them in a mythical town where spirits and spells, witchcraft and demons, and prophets and clairvoyance are an everyday reality. Erick Setiawan’s astonishing debut is a richly atmospheric and tumultuous ride of hope and heartbreak that is altogether touching, truthful, and entirely memorable.
About the Author (from Simon & Schuster)
Erick Setiawan was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents and moved to the United States in 1991. He is a graduate of Stanford University and currently lives in San Francisco.
To celebrate the paperback release of – Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan I have 1 copy up for grabs courtesy of Simon & Schuster! To enter…
- Leave me a comment with your email address so I can easily contact you – please don’t forget as I’m deleting entries with no email addresses.
This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, July 31/10. Good luck everyone!