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The Resource Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank

Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank

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Queen bee : a novel
Title
Queen bee
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dorothea Benton Frank
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen lives quietly on Sullivan's Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Her mother, whom Holly calls The Queen Bee, is a demanding hulk of a woman and a devoted hypochondriac. Holly's sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Submerging herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie, Holly's world is upended when Leslie returns and fixates on Archie. As her life spirals downward, Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they'll give her a solution to all the chaos. -- adapted from jacket
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Frank, Dorothea Benton
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R3338
LC item number
Q84 2019
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Lowcountry tales
Series volume
bk. 12]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women beekeepers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sisters
  • South Carolina
  • Sullivan's Island (S.C. : Island)
  • Widowers
  • Single fathers
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • Sisters
  • Women beekeepers
  • South Carolina
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Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank
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Note
  • Series information taken from Goodreads.com
  • Sequel to: Same beach, next year
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1048936648
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780062959065
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
Note
  • Series information taken from Goodreads.com
  • Sequel to: Same beach, next year
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1048936648
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780062959065
Lccn
2019010862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048936648

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