A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE 2019, RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB CHOICE 2020, AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
'This is a novel of international significance. Courageous, provocative, haunting, it will open our eyes' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
In the midst of war, he found love In the midst of darkness, he found courage In the midst of tragedy, he found hope The Beekeeper of Aleppo
What will you find from his story?
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape.
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 the bravest of souls. Above all - and perhaps this is the hardest thing they face - they must journey to find each other again.
Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Told with deceptive simplicity, it is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling.
'This book dips below the deafening headlines, and tells a true story with subtlety and power' Esther Freud
'This compelling tale had me gripped with its compassion, its sensual style and its onward and lively urge for resolution' Daljit Nagra
'Christy Lefteri has crafted a beautiful novel, intelligent, thoughtful; and relevant. I'm recommending this book to everyone I care about. So I'm recommending this book to you' Benjamin Zephaniah
A redemptive tale of hope in the midst of shocking adversity Source: Irish Independent
A book of darkness and light, of horrors and hope, and of the true power of the human spirit Source: Culturefly
Christy Lefteri has crafted a beautiful novel, intelligent, thoughtful, and relevant. I'm recommending this book to everyone I care about. So, I'm recommending this book to you Source: Benjamin Zephaniah
Heartbreaking at times, this story of fear, loss and survival gives an emotionally charged insight into what life is like for refugees facing the depravity of predators and needing the compassion of strangers Source: Candis Magazine
she has created a convincing and harrowing novel about the will to survive- and the enduring power of love Source: Sunday Mirror
In The Beekeeper she has created an utterly convincing and harrowing novel about the will to survive and the enduring power of love Source: Sunday People
This book is haunting, heart breaking, eye opening, thought provoking and brilliant Source: Lipsquid Book Blog
I have not read anything this haunting and moving since The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini. This book will stay with me for a long time Source: Brown Flopsy Blogspot
This is a beautiful story of hope, an important tale of devastation, and a cry for compassion and action Source: Rebecca's Rave Reviews
Honestly, The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri is stunning because it has everything I wanted and more in it Source: Romantics, Rebels and Reviews