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Apr 03, 2001
| ISBN 9780385720489
Mar 03, 2010
| ISBN 9780307490049
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Apr 03, 2001 | ISBN 9780385720489
Mar 03, 2010 | ISBN 9780307490049
Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s evocative novel of one woman’s simple but passionately lived life reminds of us of the pleasure to be found in human contact and simple, natural things.Raised by her silent but companionable father and a mother who kept bees, headstrong Augusta marries shy, deferential Karl, twelve years her senior, and goes to live with him on his father’s remote farm. Terrified that she will literally die from loneliness and isolation, she finds work in town, and for a short time, fulfillment with another man in a romance that will reverberate throughout her life. Not until many years later does she find her salvation in beekeeping, the practice she first learned from her mother. It is beekeeping that reconnects her to the world and at long last brings fire to her steadfast marriage.
Gail Anderson-Dargatz has been published worldwide in English and in many other languages in more than 15 territories. The Cure for Death by Lightning and A Recipe for Bees were international bestsellers and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize. The Cure for Death… More about Gail Anderson-Dargatz
?A Recipe for Bees reminds us all it?s never too late to fall in love.??Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives
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