Here Is the Beehive

Here Is the Beehive

A brilliantly original debut about a love affair cut short, and how lonely it is to live inside a secret -- for fans of Sally Rooney, Sheila Heti, and Ottessa Moshfegh.

Ana Kelly can deal with death. As an estate lawyer, an unfortunate part of her day-to-day is phone calls from the next of kin informing her that one of her clients has died. But nothing could have prepared Ana for the call from Rebecca Taylor, explaining in a strangely calm tone that her husband Connor was killed in an accident.

Ana had been having an affair with Connor for three years, keeping their love secret in hotel rooms, weekends away, and swiftly deleted text messages. Though consuming, they hide their love well, and nobody knows of their relationship except Mark, Connor's best friend.

Alone and undone, Ana seeks friendship with the person who she once thought of as her adversary and opposite, but who is now the only one who shares her pain -- Rebecca. As Ana becomes closer to her lover's widow, she is forced to reconcile painful truths about the affair, and the fickleness of love and desire.

Funny, frank, and strange, Sarah Crossan's moving novel is wholly original and deeply resonant.

Title:Here Is the Beehive
ISBN:9780316428583
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    Here Is the Beehive Reviews

  • Emily May

    I want him to tell me that our love shattered you.I want him to tell me that if you were aliveyou would have picked meeventually. God, this book is awful. In the sense that I had a really powerful ...

  • Susanne  Strong

    Review also posted on blog: https://books-are-a-girls-best-friend... What is it like to be “The Other Woman? Personally, I would not know. In “Here Os the Beehive” however, we get a glimpse, and...

  • Michelle

    I wanted you to tearthe world to shredsto getto me. I wanted to be chosen. pg. 179In one way or another, I think almost everyone can identify with the above. The realization that a relationship you ho...

  • Fran

    "How can we know which days will be the turning points? So long as we live, we gamble...you thought you had forever to make mistakes and make amends...while gorging on life".Solicitor Ana Kelly was mo...

  • Brenda

    2.5★sHere is the Beehive is a story of love and loss, of grief and heartache, and of deception and obsession. It is also told in verse which, to me, made it rather disjointed and hard to follow. Ana...

  • Sara

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.A story told in verse about a married woman mourning the sudden loss of her lover. It starts at the end of the affair, in death, and focuses on how Ana be...

  • Jx PinkLady Reviews ? @bookwormthoughts

    This is not a love story. There is not a hero or heroine nor a traditional happy ever after in sight. Instead, it is a fascinating and insightful exploration of the aftermath of an illicit affair that...

  • Amanda

    This is the first Sarah Crossan book that I have read, it is a beautifully written and moving story.Ana who is married to Paul and has two children, has been having an affair with Connor for three yea...

  • Roman Clodia

    I guess the thing is that there's nothing new to be said about an obsessive adulterous affair where both partners are married... The style is supposed to be in verse but really it's just sentences ran...

  • Sara

    This is a story told in verse about a married woman and the sudden loss of her lover. The main character in this is pretty unlikeable but I think it worked really well in the context of the story. Her...