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The Resource Queen bee, Dorothea Benton Frank

Queen bee, Dorothea Benton Frank

Label
Queen bee
Title
Queen bee
Statement of responsibility
Dorothea Benton Frank
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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--
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
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Writing style
Character
Audio
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Provided by publisher
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10806119
Cataloging source
W5F
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1951-2019
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Frank, Dorothea Benton
Dewey number
813
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Shannon McManus
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  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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True
Series statement
Lowcountry tale
Series volume
12
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  • Audiobooks
  • Women beekeepers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sisters
  • Domestic fiction
  • South Carolina
  • Sullivan's Island (S.C. : Island)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Queen bee, Dorothea Benton Frank
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Publication
Note
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Playaway, unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781987161632
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
38826
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1103722775
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Queen bee, Dorothea Benton Frank
Publication
Note
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Playaway, unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781987161632
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
38826
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1103722775
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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