The Amnesty International Book Club is pleased to announce our January/February 2017 title, A Recipe for Bees, by Gail Anderson-Dargatz. This title has been recommended by guest reader Alan Bradley, bestselling author of the Flavia de Luce mystery series. In this guide, you’ll find Alan’s considerate reflection upon the story of Augusta Olson, as well as discussion questions, as well as discussion questions, an Amnesty background section, and an action you can take.
A Recipe for Bees is a gently immersive novel that brings you into the past and present life of Augusta Olson as she anxiously awaits the news of her son-in-law’s brain surgery. Through her reflections and daily rural life, the reader experiences touches of magic and bee lore, as well as character insights and the rekindling of romance. It is a novel that will trigger you to not only enjoy the world created by Anderson-Dargatz, but also pause between chapters and consider your own life’s journey and influences.