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The Hive

The Hive

by Melissa Scholes Young
The Hive

The Hive

by Melissa Scholes Young


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*Winner 2021 Indie Best Contest*

*Finalist for American Book Fest’s 2021 Best Book Award*

Rural Missouri, a hot summer day on the Mississippi River during the Great Recession. The four Fehler sisters want to be more than “bug girls” in their family’s fourth-generation pest control business, but their path is fixed. When the patriarch suddenly dies, and his succession goes according to plan but not expectation, they each must plot a course for themselves in uncertain and changing times. Through it all, their mother, Grace, weighs her own choices, and whether her passion to save her family as a doomsday prepper also includes blowing up her world with a forbidden romance. 

In their small town and around the dinner table, the Fehlers embody Midwestern resilience as they come together to save the company’s finances and the family’s future, and work to preserve what they have by evolving as a hive. Once again, Flood author Melissa Scholes Young has readers buzzing with the story of an unforgettable family, grieving, and rising again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684426447
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/24/2022
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 718,481
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Melissa Scholes Young is the author of the novels The Hive and Flood and the editor of Grace in Darkness and Furious Gravity—two anthologies by women writers. She is a contributing editor at Fiction Writers Review, and her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Ms., Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Ploughshares, Literary Hub, and the Believer. She has been the recipient of the Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship, the Center for Mark Twain Studies' Quarry Farm Fellowship, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts Fellowship. Born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri, she is an associate professor in Literature at American University. 

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