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Little Bee
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June 15, 2010
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July 12, 2010
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Sally

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Robin
Aug 31, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sally
Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kelly Roll
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: listened-to
Sarah, a British woman and Little Bee meet initially on a beach in Nigeria and something momentous occurs on that beach. Two years later, Little Bee, who has spent those two years in detention, makes her way to Sarah’s house and this is where the brunt of the story takes place. Viewpoint is split between Sarah and Little Bee and through flashback we learn what happened in that two year period.

Little Bee was a difficult book to listen to for a variety of reasons. First, of course, Little Bee’s st
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Izzy
Feb 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Story of two women, a young Nigerian refugee and a married British magazine editor, and how their lives converge under extraordinary circumstances, This novel started out strong but left me cold. There is a horrific graphic scene in one section. 3.5 stars.
Mia
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jamie
Oct 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Wendy
Oct 23, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ruth Kuftin
Sep 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Sonia White
Jul 11, 2010 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Alan
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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