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The Resource Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (sound recording)

Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (sound recording)

Label
Queen bee : a novel
Title
Queen bee
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dorothea Benton Frank
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""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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Writing style
Character
Audio
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10806119
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Dorothea Benton
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3556.R3338
LC item number
Q84 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Shannon McManus
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McManus, Shannon
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Lowcountry tales
Series volume
12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women beekeepers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sisters
  • Sullivans Island (S.C.)
  • South Carolina
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (sound recording)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062930156
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062930156
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
UACD 7179(9)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1091123950
  • (OCoLC)1091123950
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Queen bee : a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062930156
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062930156
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
UACD 7179(9)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1091123950
  • (OCoLC)1091123950
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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