Little Bee (Large Print / Paperback)

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Little Bee is a timely, heartwarming (and at times, heartbreaking) story told from two perspectives, the most profound voice being that of a young, female Nigerian refugee living in London, UK. The prose sometimes reads like poetry, contributing to the emotional impact of this brutal, but beautiful, novel.

— Rebecca

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: 9781594134975
ISBN-10: 1594134979
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2011
Pages: 447
Language: English