Little Bee

By Chris Cleave
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781416589631, 271pp.)

Publication Date: February 2009

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“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


Description
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.



About the Author
Chris Cleave is the author of "Incendiary" and the #1 "New York Times "bestseller "Little Bee". He lives with his wife and three children in Kingston-upon-Thames, England. Visit him at ChrisCleave.com or on Twitter @ChrisCleave.


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