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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beekeeper Holly McNee Jensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivans 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 neighbour'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 favours on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalised 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
Member of
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
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775903
Cataloging source
NLAV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Dorothea Benton
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Lowcountry tale
Series volume
12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widowers
  • Families
  • Single fathers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sisters
  • Women beekeepers
  • Women librarians
  • Sullivan's Island (S.C. : Island)
  • South Carolina
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
Control code
000065360319
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe Large Print Edition.
Extent
xii, 504 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780062912602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104743496
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
Control code
000065360319
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe Large Print Edition.
Extent
xii, 504 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780062912602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104743496

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