The Work of Her Hands

A Prairie Woman’s Life in Remembrances and Recipes

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  • Paperback / Kindle
  • 188 pages
  • 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • ISBN-10: 0990464636

The Work of Her Hands, Second Edition is now available. The same memorable stories and delicious historical recipes in a beautiful new cover.

From a one-room schoolhouse in Saskatchewan to the dust storms of the ’30s and on to her grandmother’s eventual retirement to the legendary “coast,” Plynn Gutman traces the life of Marie-Anne Lacaille, using her grandmother’s own words, family stories and recipes. With humor and tenderness Plynn shares these recipes along with her grandmother’s stories of failed runaway attempts, endless hard work and her determination to stay on her farm when “everybody just try to survive.” The Work of Her Hands brings history to life with warmth, spirit and a deep love of the prairies.


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