Plynn Gutman's memoir takes the reader on a lyrical journey of her French Canadian grandmother's life, spanning the Twentieth Century, from a maple farm in Quebec to a family homestead on the Canadian prairie, an all but arranged marriage to an illiterate man, survival of the Great Depression, the challenges of raising a handicapped child, and the displacement she experienced after leaving the Saskatchewan farm. In this collection of remembered, imagined, and imagined-to-be-remembered stories, Gutman looks through the lens of her grandmother's recipes to reflect on a past way of life and the rhythm that sustained her and an entire generation of courageous and creative women who lived close to the land and learned to adapt, in the midst of great hardships, with dignity and pluck.
About the Author
Originally from Manitoba, Canada, Plynn Gutman left a career in the business world to follow her lifelong passion for writing. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing, is an Integrated Life Coach and Energy Practitioner, owner of Your Liminal Space Retreats, and facilitates workshops on personal awareness through writing around the world. Plynn is a self-professed home chef, who loves cooking without recipes, and blogs about her culinary adventures on her website, Plynn's World. She currently resides in Mesa, Arizona.