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Woman of Labrador
Elizabeth Goudie
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Woman of Labrador

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The life story of a pioneer woman of Labrador.
Paperback, 166 pages
Published January 1st 1975 by Peter Martin Associates Ltd (first published January 1st 1973)
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Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This was Book Club read and I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Her account of the struggles of living in the harsh interior of Labrador in the twenties and thirties while having babies year after year is harrowing. Her writing style is minimal but profoundly affecting and had me in tears periodically as she recounted the deaths of children and the difficulty of burying them in frozen ground.

An unforgiving trapping life with her husband gone to their traplines for many months of the
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A longtime favourite of mine, reread every few years.

Woman of Labrador is the firsthand account of life as a trappers wife in the early to mid 20th century. It reads very much like a conversation with an elder relative, and is precious for what it contains - a detailed description of a lifestyle that came to an end almost suddenly in the middle of the 20th century. If you enjoy learning what daily life is like in other times and places, this is a book you’ll enjoy very much.
Melanie Bursey
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a simply written story about life for a trappers wife in the 1900s. It was a sorry but very enjoyable book
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a delightful little book. Harsh life in Labrador in the 20s as a trapper's wife this recollection though primitive tells of hardship at it's most difficult. Yet Elizabeth Goudie was strong and content through all her years. It's a struggle few could endure and one must respect.
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