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Meredith May is an award-winning journalist, author, and a fifth-generation beekeeper.
A former San Francisco Chronicle reporter, her Operation Lion Heart series about a war-wounded Iraqi boy won the PEN USA Literary Award for Journalism and was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize; and her investigation into sex trafficking at San Francisco massage parlours earned first place feature writing awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press, and was turned into a graphic novel by Stanford University.
Her writing is included in the book, Best Newspaper Writing 2005, published by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
From 2007-2017, she taught journalism at Mills College in Oakland, CA.

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'Sweet, tender, and with the kind of clear-eyed honesty that comes from a compassionate soul.' Sunday Express

'The wounded feminine, the missing masculine, healed by a relationship with honeybees. An innocent child's hard won journey to adulthood - clear eyed, often very funny, and agonisingly compassionate. The Honey Bus is all these things and more - so if you've ever been a lonely child, or want the world to become a kinder place, here is your book.' Laline Paull, author of The Bees

'A book of revelations, clear-eyed, eloquent and so touching... a wise, touching, beautiful reminiscence - and a cry for help for nature's wonder workers.' SAGA Magazine

'Filled with hope, grace, beauty, and wisdom, this book is like warm honey in the sunshine. It beautifully illustrates how nature - even honeybees - can teach and heal us, if only we open our minds and hearts. It's the kind of book that stays with you long after you've finished it - a rare treasure - and you don't have to be a bee lover to be deeply moved by May's wonderful story. I'm recommending it to everyone I know.' Stacey O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author of Wesley the Owl

'Captivating and surprising... If you've ever been stung by a bee you will instantly forget the venom and remember forever the sweetness and redemption bees offer in this extraordinary book.' Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author of How To Be A Good Creature and The Soul of an Octopus

'If Meredith May's book was simply an ethology of bees I would devour every word; her prose is tender, thoughtful and transporting. But The Honey Bus is so much more - a memoir of aching loneliness, reckoning and redemption. Beautiful and brave.' Domenica Ruta, New York Times bestselling author of With or Without You: A Memoir

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