The Resource Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank

Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank

Label
Queen bee : a novel
Title
Queen bee
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dorothea Benton Frank
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Dorothea Benton Frank revisits the enchanted landscape of South Carolina's Lowcountry and New York Times bestseller Sullivans Island in her latest novel which follows a young woman as she recovers from the pain of her past and makes a change for the future"--
  • ""If I could only read one writer from now until the end of my life, it would be Dorothea Benton Frank."--Elin Hildebrand, the New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69, The Perfect Couple, and The Identicals. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank's Carolina Lowcountry in this evocative tale that returns at long last to her beloved Sullivan's Island. Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan's Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she's a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she's quite ill but that doesn't stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly's sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly's escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie. Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what's happening in their neighbor's home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they'll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will. Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale--warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her twentieth novel, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart"--
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Summary
A Sullivan's Island beekeeper navigates her demanding hypochondriac mother and flamboyant rival sister while immersing herself in the lives of two young neighbor boys and their widowed father
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775903
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Dorothea Benton
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Lowcountry tales (Dorothea Benton Frank)
Series volume
0012
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women beekeepers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sisters
  • South Carolina
  • Sullivan's Island (S.C. : Island)
Target audience
adult
Label
Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780062861214
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019010862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048936648
Label
Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780062861214
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2019010862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048936648

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