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Ebook Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz read! Book Title: Recipe for Bees
The author of the book: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 0609604511
ISBN 13: 9780609604519
Edition: Harmony Books
Date of issue: December 28th 1999
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Augusta Olsen has seven cats, a son-in-law in the hospital "for tests," and a husband who never says what he is thinking. A Recipe for Bees looks back over her life story, from a childhood on a farm in rural Canada through various waves of premonition and loss. As a young girl she is infatuated with the handsome and mysterious Joe, but all she has left of him is a pendant: a bee frozen in amber. When her mother dies, she marries Karl, who loves her so much that his face reddens when he looks at her. He makes her feel safe and irritable. Only late in life when she rediscovers her mother's beekeeping equipment does Augusta find a true opening into the past, as she spends hours out among the swarms, observing how "a handful of bees felt for all the world like a handful of warm black currants."

A Recipe for Bees is most original and compelling in such passages, which have inherent metaphoric power. It is not for readers seeking the overtly provocative--Gail Anderson-Dargatz stays within a passionate but circumscribed set of images and emotions. A prizewinner for her previous novel The Cure for Death by Lightning, the author will appeal to readers who understand the power of everyday tragedies. --Emily White

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Ebook Recipe for Bees read Online! Gail's new novel The Spawning Grounds will be published by Knopf Canada in September 2016.

Her novels The Cure for Death by Lighting and A Recipe for Bees were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. The Cure for Death by Lightning won the UK’s Betty Trask Prize among other awards. A Rhinestone Button was a national bestseller in Canada and Gail's first book, The Miss Hereford Stories, was short-listed for the Leacock Award for humour. Turtle Valley was a national bestseller.

Gail also writes short novels for literacy learners through ABC Life Literacy's Good Reads and Orca's Rapid Reads programs.

Gail taught fiction and novel in the creative writing optional-residency MFA program at the University of British Columbia for nearly a decade and now teaches fiction privately through her on-line forums.

For more on Gail and on other writers, please visit Gail's website at

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