Monday, October 25, 2021
Here Is the Beehive
Structure. In her first novel for adults titled, Here Is the Beehive, Sarah Crossan chose to take risks and trust that readers will make it all work. She chose verse as the structure for the novel and made adultery the subject. Protagonist Ana is a lawyer whose affair with Connor ended abruptly with his sudden death. Having written his will, Ana ends up getting to know Connor’s wife, Rebecca, while handling the estate. The novel moves back and forth in time without much warning, thereby requiring a reader’s close attention. The title refers to a nursery rhyme and Ana’s keeping of the great secret of her affair. We feel the sting of life for Ana as her inner and outer lives are out of sync. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Here Is the Beehive from amazon.com.