A Recipe for Bees: A Novel

A Recipe for Bees: A Novel

by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
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A Recipe for Bees: A Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MrsO More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down.  Read it at bedtime, during commercials, and while waiting for an appointment.  Loved the strong character of Augusta.  And I learned alot about beekeeping!  A lovely story. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Books like this are why I read!! Augusta's life was so real and her story was so tenderly told. So well told that I couldn't put it down. I was drawn to this book because I'm a beekeeper and the bee lore was interesting. But I kept reading because I wanted to know more about Augusta and Karl and how Augusta persevered and found happiness in a sometimes difficult life. The ending was satisfying and I didn't need a box of tissues!! I highly recommend this book for all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as bees give delicious honey, so too do they sting. Then there's honey again. A wonderfully imaginative and affectionate young woman learns to wear appropriate protective garb around her hives, but, from time to time, when she is calm, caresses the tiny ones bare-handed. This excellent metaphor represents the struggle of many women of the past to find joy in a patriarchal society that punished deviance with stinging gossip and shunning. Women, like Augusta, whose first marriages were reactions rather than joy-filled, bravely reached out for better and better. Never far from her strong feelings, August truly becomes a Wise Woman. Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife