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Little Bee
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June 15, 2010
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July 12, 2010
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Little Bee was a wonderful read, deep and meaningful. This book reaffirms why fiction is almost always more powerful than nonfiction.

Some favorite quotes: "There are countries of the world, and regions of one's own mind, where it is unwise to travel." p. 98

"A country's FUTURE is found in its natural resources. It is my country's biggest export."....."What had happpened was, the oil companies had discovered a huge reserve of the future underneath my village." p.180

"The gasoline flowing through th...more
I listened to the audio version of Little Bee, which I found extremely engaging and haunting. This is a book that begs to be discussed, so I have selected it for the July 2010 meeting of the Mostly Literary Fiction Book Group, which I lead at the Hayward Public Library. I plan to read it in text form before we meet. (When I have the time and opportunity, I enjoy both reading and listening to a good audio production of a book -- the experiences usually complement each other nicely, and I'm able t...more
As if there weren't enough reasons to use less oil!

A book hasn't given me an adrenaline rush while reading in a long time, but the last scene in this book did. That's all I'll say-- this book is a must-read.
Amazing novel! One of my new favorites although, I can't determine how I feel about the last few pages. You'll know when you get there. This one will have me thinking for some time to come
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