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In A Recipe for Bees, Gail Anderson-Dargatz transforms the details of ordinary life into a richly textured portrait of an extraordinary marriage. The questions, discussion topics, and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to enhance your reading group's exploration of a novel that celebrates the wonders of nature, the magic of romance, and the endurance of love.

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ISBN:
9780385720489
Author:
Anderson-Dargatz, Gail
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Bee culture
Subject:
Beekeepers.
Subject:
Farmers' spouses.
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
3326
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 HALFTONES
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.00x5.17x.67 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385720489 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There's nothing fancy in the telling of this plainspoken tale, but the language shimmers with longing and things left unsaid....Anderson-Dargatz's tenderness, particularly toward the indignities of age, is sparely rendered and almost unbearably moving."
"Review" by , "A Recipe for Bees reminds us all it's never too late to fall in love."
"Review" by , "Already published in the U.K. and a bestseller in Canada, Anderson-Dargatz's (The Cure for Death by Lightning) latest is a warm and wise love story, an exploration of the extraordinary as revealed in everyday lives....Augusta is a headstrong heroine with prismatic perspectives; her long, never-dull life as told by the gifted Anderson-Dargatz is both charming and impressive in its quiet, cumulative power."
"Synopsis" by , As Augusta Olsen waits for news about the surgery of her beloved son-in-law, she reflects on a harsh, sometimes magical, life. Bereft after her mother's death, she marries Karl, her first suitor. Her marriage is difficult and she battles with Karl's father, but when they move to a farm of their own, she begins to find her independence. She...
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