Little Bee: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 10, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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 and book club favorite from Chris Cleave.

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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User Review  - jo98502 -

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


User Review  - welds -

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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About the author (2009)

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 or on Twitter @ChrisCleave.

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