A recipe for bees

Book Cover
Average Rating
Language:
English
Description
"In the late summer, hives full of ripening honey emitted a particular scent, like the whiff of sweetness Augusta used to catch passing by the candy-apple kiosk at the fall fair." Gail Anderson-Dargatz's beautiful new novel is saturated with bee lore, rich domestic detail, wondrous imagery culled from rural kitchens and gardens, and shining insights into family and friendship. And at its heart are the life, death, and resurrection of an extraordinary marriage. A Recipe for Bees introduces a remarkable and engaging heroine whose quest for love and independence spans a lifetime. Augusta Olsen has attitude, a wicked funny bone, a generous and wayward heart, and the gift of second sight. When her mother dies, Augusta is bereft and without direction until she marries her first suitor, Karl, the shy son of a detestable old farmer. As a young woman with an eye for beauty who longs for affection, she finds life on their remote, rustic farm almost unbearable. When the local reverend offers the occasional afternoon relief from her cloistered existence, she accepts; when another man from the town shows interest, she feels herself drawn toward him. Eventually, she and Karl and their young daughter, Joy, move onto a farm of their own, and Augusta looks for new ways to assert her independence. It is not until she resurrects her mother's beekeeping equipment that sweet possibilities become evident. And as the strands of her life unexpectedly twist together, the indulgences of youth and the many delights and exasperations of old age are enchantingly revealed.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780609604519
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDc4520cb8-7a5a-c4a5-962c-33d87358625a
Grouping Titlerecipe for bees
Grouping Authoranderson dargatz gail
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-08 09:51:45AM
Last Indexed2019-12-11 03:31:03AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorAnderson-Dargatz, Gail, 1963-
author_displayAnderson-Dargatz, Gail
available_at_bemisBemis Public Library
detailed_location_bemisBemis Fiction
display_descriptionA rocky marriage survives with the help of bees. The heroine marries a sheep farmer in British Columbia, but is unhappy and has an affair. When she inherits a bee farm, the couple move and the marriage revives.
format_bemisBook
format_category_bemisBooks
idc4520cb8-7a5a-c4a5-962c-33d87358625a
isbn9780609604519
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b59144889.i124479297Bemis FictionFICTION ANDERSON1falsefalseOn Shelfbefic
itype_bemisJuvenile Biography
last_indexed2019-12-11T10:31:03.345Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_bemisFICTION ANDERSON
local_time_since_added_bemisYear
owning_library_bemisBemis Public Library
owning_location_bemisBemis Public Library
primary_isbn9780609604519
publishDate2000
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b59144889BookBooksEnglishHarmony Books, 2000.305 pages
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_bemis
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b59144889.i124479297On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
subject_facetBee culture -- Fiction
Beekeepers -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Farm life -- Fiction
Farmers' spouses -- Fiction
title_displayA recipe for bees
title_fullA recipe for bees / Gail Anderson-Dargatz
title_shortA recipe for bees
topic_facetBee culture
Beekeepers
Farm life
Farmers' spouses