By Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Shortlisted for the 1998 Giller Prize
A Globe and Mail awesome e-book of 1998
Over 40,000 copies bought in hardcover
In A Recipe for Bees, Gail Anderson-Dargatz provides readers a impressive girl to face beside Hagar Shipley and Daisy Goodwin — yet Augusta Olsen additionally has perspective, a depraved humorous bone, and the doubtful reward of moment sight.
At domestic in Courtenay, B.C., Augusta anxiously awaits information of her dearly enjoyed son-in-law Gabe, who's present process mind surgical procedure miles away in Victoria. Her ally Rose is looking ahead to Augusta to name once she hears. via Rose, we start to profit the tale of Augusta's occasionally harsh, occasionally magical existence: the startling imaginative and prescient of her mother's early demise; the loneliness of her marriage to Karl and her conflict with Karl's detestable father, Olaf. we're informed of her mild, platonic affair with a church minister, of her not-so-platonic affair with a guy from town, and the beginning of her in basic terms baby. We additionally research of the specified affinity among Rose and Augusta, who proportion the delights and exasperations of outdated age.
Just as The healing for demise via Lightning deals recipes and treatments, A Recipe for Bees is saturated with bee lore, and is filled with wealthy family element, wondrous imagery culled from rural kitchens and gardens, shining insights into growing old, kin and friendship. And at its center, is the existence, demise and resurrection of a unprecedented marriage
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A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz