Friday, February 20, 2009

Little Bee Is Causing Quite a Buzz in Glen Ellyn

Little Bee Buzz:

Copies have been flying off our shelves since this powerfully emotional book went on sale a couple of weeks ago, and now we have the pleasure of sitting back and getting the feedback.

I ran into a friend at the Jewel who couldn't stop to talk: "I'm sorry, but I have to get back to Little Bee! I'm on page 150 and Sarah just lost her finger!" Another customer stopped in today who'd read it in nearly one sitting and was clearly enthralled. I know it's cliche to say you can't put a book down, but it's utterly and completely true. It's haunting but yet deeply satisfying. The ending seems to demand the reader to get engaged, to imagine and will into existence a hopeful, peaceful future.

For those who haven't read it yet and are getting awfully curious, or for those like me who have finished and are just plain sorry it's over, check out author Chris Cleave's own blog posting, "Behind the Scenes of Little Bee" at He plans to be in Milwaukee on Monday, March 2nd for a book reading at the indie bookstore Schwartz's on Downer Ave. Check out their website at, and their manager's blog at Little Bee fans, we'll see if he'll be appearing in the Chicago area in case you'd like to meet him, or you can always join us on a road trip to Wisconsin! E-mail us your interest at, and we'll keep you posted.

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