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Sue Hubbell is an American author.


Hubbell, Sue was born on January 28, 1935 in Kalamazoo. Daughter of B. LeRoy and Marjorie (Sparks) Gilbert.


Bachelor of Arts Southern California, 1957. Medical Science Liaison Society, Drexel University, 1963.


Her books A Country Year and A Book of Bees were selected by the New York Times Book Review as Notable Books of the Year. She has also written for The New Yorker, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Smithsonian and Time, and was a frequent contributor to the "Hers" column of the New York Times. Books by Sue Hubbell include:\r\n A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1988) \r\n A Country Year: Living the Questions. New York: Random House (1986) \r\n Broadsides from the Other Orders: A Book of Bugs. New York: Random House (1993) \r\n Far-flung Hubbell.

New York: Random House (1995) X\r\n From Here to There and Back Again. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (2004) \r\n Shrinking the Cat: Genetic Engineering Before We Knew About Genes. (2001)\r\nOn This Hilltop.

New York: Ballantine Books (1991) \r\n Waiting for Aphrodite: Journeys into the Time Before Bones. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1999) \r\n Sue Hubbell was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She studied biology. She has since lived in Washington, D.C., and Maine.

She is the sister of the author Bil Gilbert, who also writes about natural history.



Married Paul G. Hubbell, October 31, 1955 (divorced January 1983). 1 child, Brian; married Frank Arne Sieverts, February 13, 1988. Stepchildren: Lisa, Michael.

B. LeRoy Gilbert

Marjorie (Sparks) Gilbert

Frank Arne Sieverts

Paul G. Hubbell

Lisa Hubbell

Brian Hubbell

Michael Hubbell