Gene Stratton-Porter

The Keeper of the Bees

A wounded veteran discovers the healing power of nature in this classic American novel by the author of A Girl of the Limberlost.
Wounded in World War I, Jamie McFarlane is looking for a peaceful place to spend his final days. After escaping the grim confines of a California military hospital, he finds himself at the seaside home of the Bee Master. There, with the help of an impish eleven-year-old called Little Scout, Jamie tends to the hives and flowers while the Bee Master is away.
As Jamie learns his new responsibilities, he discovers a source of hope and healing in the natural beauty that surrounds him. He also crosses paths with a mysterious young woman who faces a dilemma as dire as his own. This beloved tale of hardship, nature, and renewal is rich in wisdom and the joy of being alive.
475 printed pages
Original publication



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