Spokane native Eileen Garvin arrives at Get Lit! with her first novel and a whole lot of buzz

The Music of Bees is Spokane native Eileen Garvin’s first novel, but its initial inspiration is rooted in her adopted home in Oregon.

A few years ago Garvin, a beekeeping hobbyist, bought a package of bees from a local farmer to replace her hive that died the previous year. It was around dusk, and Garvin was tooling along a small road in the small town to pick up the bees when she passed a striking image. And that picture immediately turned into the first line of the book, slated for release at the end of April.

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