Little Bee (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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Little Bee is a refugee novel that evokes the best qualities of The Lovely Bones. Its tragedy is tempered with humor. Its infectious wit is fortified with depth. It is a thrilling and horrific story of how the lives of a Nigerian girl and a suburban London couple intersect in wildly unexpected ways. Little Bee radiates with a vibrancy that you find in only the very best fiction. Don’t miss it.
A Hudson Best Book of 2009

— Sara, Atlanta

February 2009 Indie Next List

“Little Bee -- this novel's small but powerful narrator -- begins her story as a Nigerian refugee in England who is looking for a British couple whom she met during a horrific episode in Nigeria -- a moment that unleashes a chain of events that will make you smile, cry, think, and, ultimately, pray for the best in humanity to win.”
— Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX

February 2010 Indie Next List

“This stunning and compassionate novel brings faraway places near and makes incredible experiences real. From London to Nigeria, you'll grip the book tightly in your hands and hold its characters close to your heart: a young girl, a tormented idealistic journalist, and a fearless mother whose pierce love is a wonder.”
— Mark David Bradshaw, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS

Summer '10 Reading Group List

“This is one of the few books I've read that I couldn't put down. The story is brilliant and powerful. The two main characters are Little Bee, a Nigerian refugee, and Sarah, an British magazine editor whose life is thrown into turmoil by Little Bee's arrival. With some incredible ruminations on immigration, grief, and the human spirit, Chris Cleave weaves a story you will never forget.”
— Stephanie Walker, The Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO

Product Details
ISBN: 9781615747153
ISBN-10: 161574715X
Publisher: Findaway World
Publication Date: September 2009
Language: English