Little Bee: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 16, 2010 - Fiction - 271 pages
29 Reviews
The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller, book club favorite, and affecting story of human triumph” (The New York Times Book Review) from Chris Cleave, author of Gold and Everyone Brave Is Forgiven.

We don’t want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn’t. And it’s what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you’ll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don’t tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.
 

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Interesting Book

User Review  - jo98502 - Overstock.com

This is a pretty interesting story. There are some abrupt shifts in the characters attitudesstory lines that dont make a whole lot of sense. Seems like the shifts could have been written a little less oddly. But still a good read. Read full review

Heartbreaking

User Review  - welds - Overstock.com

This is a story I will never forget beautifully written if ulitmately tragic in theme. Ive given copies to several people. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
21
Section 3
45
Section 4
86
Section 5
127
Section 6
150
Section 7
179
Section 8
198
Section 10
232
Section 11
240
Section 12
269
Section 13
272
Section 14
273
Section 15
276
Section 16
278
Section 17
279

Section 9
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About the author (2010)

Chris Cleave is the author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Gold, Incendiary, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Little Bee. He lives with his wife and three children in London, England. Visit him at ChrisCleave.com or on Twitter @ChrisCleave.

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