The Hive

The Hive

Large Print - 2014
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It's the start of another school year at St. Ambrose. While the children are busy in the classroom, their mothers are learning sharper lessons. Lessons in friendship. Lessons in betrayal. Lessons in the laws of community, the transience of power... and how to get invited to lunch. Beatrice, undisputed queen bee. Heather, desperate to belong. Georgie, desperate for a cigarette. And Rachel, watching them all, keeping her distance, but soon to discover that the line between amused observer and miserable outcast is a thin one.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Edition: Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: �2013
ISBN: 9781410466198
Characteristics: 515 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Sep 25, 2014

Definitely slapstick comededy of manners as stated. Comparing a bunch of suburban cliquey mothers to a hive of bees (complete with a queen) was hilarious.
No in-depth characterization though - hard to tell the characters apart.


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