August 7, 2008
Author of books on history
in a lively conversation
Birds on Toast
Life, Love, and True Adventure in the Frontier West
Cathy Luchetti has written fresh and revealing accounts of early life on the western frontier. Her western books are
Women of the West, Under God's Spell, Home on the
Range, I Do! Courtship, Love, and Marriage on the American
Frontier, Men of the West, Children of the
West and Medicine Women: The History of Early American Women
Each story, accompanied by archival images, reveals the hardships and joys of pioneer life.
In "Birds on Toast," folkways and foodways are humorously tweaked, or poignantly presented, giving a complete overview of pioneer life.
In the words of young emigrant Keturah Penton, "These were the days that tried men's souls and body too and womens constitutions. they worked the mussel on and it was their to stay..."
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