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NPC - Tunes and Wooden Spoons Love Without Measure by Mary Janet MacDonald

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SKU: 9781772761757

Mary Janet is back, but this time she takes you inside other grandmothers’ kitchens. These are grandmothers who are not only the backbone of their families but often of their communities, contributing in untold and unsung ways.

Come meet a Dutch immigrant grandmother who landed in Cape Breton with her family after the war to start a new life, or a Mi’kmaq grandmother who faced down discrimination and knew the way to change hearts was through education and determination, or an Acadian grandmother who saw her father go to work at the gypsum plant while her mother tended to the farm.

Tunes and Wooden Spoons: Love Without Measure is a tribute to these strong Cape Breton women. More than that, it is a tribute to strong women everywhere. And you know if Mary Janet is in the kitchen, there will always be music and laughter.


Mary Janet MacDonald is the most unusual of celebrities. She took Facebook by storm just as much for her warmth and kindness as for her prowess in the kitchen. Her cooking and baking skills were learned at her mother's apron strings as were mothers before her. She conveys those recipes with a deftness and a recognition of the importance they have played in her life as a mother and grandmother. And to top it off, Mary Janet seems to know or be related to every musician and step dancer in Cape Breton.