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Knitting Book Club: “The Enlightenment of Bees”

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January 9th, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Island Books

3014 78th Ave SE | Mercer Island, WA 98040


Join us for cozy afternoons with Lori Robinson, knitting and discussing the book of the month. There will be tea, the clacking of needles, and silence when troublesome parts of patterns interrupt conversation. On January 9 we are reading The Enlightenment of Bees by Rachel Linden. Rachel will be joining us for this meeting, so make sure you bring your projects, your book, and questions for the author. All levels of knitters are welcome!

Sometimes a shattered dream leads to an amazing journey. At twenty-six, apprentice baker Mia West has her entire life planned out: a Craftsman cottage in Seattle, a job baking at The Butter Emporium, and her first love–her boyfriend, Ethan–by her side. But when Ethan declares he “needs some space,” Mia’s carefully planned future crumbles. Feeling adrift, Mia joins her vivacious housemate Rosie on a humanitarian trip around the world funded by a reclusive billionaire. Along with a famous grunge rock star, a Rwandan immigrant, and an unsettlingly attractive Hawaiian urban farmer named Kai, Mia and Rosie embark on the adventure of a lifetime. From the slums of Mumbai to a Hungarian border camp during the refugee crisis, Mia’s heart is challenged and changed in astonishing ways–ways she never could have imagined. As she grapples with how to make a difference in a complicated world, Mia realizes she must choose between the life she thought she wanted and the life unfolding before her.

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