The votes are counted and the choice has been made! Laurie King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice is the Livermore Reads Together selection for 2014.
The Livermore community was asked to help choose the book for next year’s community reading program, Livermore Reads Together, by voting for one of four mysteries. After a fierce voting competition King’s novel, featuring a retired Sherlock Holmes and his new apprentice Mary Russell, won the day. Livermore Reads Together takes place during the month of February 2014, and Laurie King will speak in January 2014 as part of a special Livermore Reads Together Kick Off event. “I love community reads programs, and I am so looking forward to joining the readers of Livermore to talk about the book!” commented King as she agreed to participate.
Chosen as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century, Laurie King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice presents Sherlock Holmes, after a long life in private practice, confronted by a young person with the potential to become his student. Not at all certain about it, nonetheless he harnesses her voracious mind to the discipline of his trade, teaches her all he knows, and watches with bemusement – and some alarm – as she grows beyond the status of student into a full-fledged partner, just in time for a deadly foe to come into view.
Livermore Reads Together is the Livermore Public Library’s community reading program. Throughout the month of February 2014, the library will host a series of events for children and adults based on the topics and themes found in The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. All events are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Livermore Public Library.