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A Recipe for Bees

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Occasionally something ferments inside the lifeless carcass of a marriage, that's where the recipe for bees comes in. Something begins to stir, limbless at first, then with wings, whirring, trying out the thin air, till suddenly, like rain shed from a summer cloud, it bursts out with a force that drives old lovers to do things no one, not even they themselves, thought they were capable of. That's the magic of it.' Augusta has always been a woman with passions and desires - almost too big for her confined life as farm girl and then farm wife to the sweet but far too passive husband, Karl. Certainly that's what her sturdy friend Rose thinks. Maybe that's why Augusta inherited her mother's dubious gift of second sight (along with the talent for beekeeping). Yet, not even those visions warned her of the affair with a man from the town that recklessly sent her, a young wife starved of affection and beauty, into trouble. But divorce was practically unheard of among farmers: husbands and wives were married to their land as much as to each other. From that kind of necessity, a different sort of love is made - and remade...

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Author(s):
Gail Anderson
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1860495281
ISBN-13:
9781860495281
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Virago

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Occasionally something ferments inside the lifeless carcass of a marriage, that's where the recipe for bees comes in. Something begins to stir, limbless at first, then with wings, whirring, trying out the thin air, till suddenly, like rain shed from a summer cloud, it bursts out with a force that drives old lovers to do things no one, not even they themselves, thought they were capable of. That's the magic of it.' Augusta has always been a woman with passions and desires - almost too big for her confined life as farm girl and then farm wife to the sweet but far too passive husband, Karl. Certainly that's what her sturdy friend Rose thinks. Maybe that's why Augusta inherited her mother's dubious gift of second sight (along with the talent for beekeeping). Yet, not even those visions warned her of the affair with a man from the town that recklessly sent her, a young wife starved of affection and beauty, into trouble. But divorce was practically unheard of among farmers: husbands and wives were married to their land as much as to each other. From that kind of necessity, a different sort of love is made - and remade...

Author(s):
Gail Anderson
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1860495281
ISBN-13:
9781860495281
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Virago

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