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Hardcover Teacups & Sticky Buns: Mom's Story Book

ISBN: 097302500X

ISBN13: 9780973025002

Teacups & Sticky Buns: Mom's Story

A true story of grit, grief and glory of a mother's powerful devotion in raising nine children against the severest storms that life could throw at her. A very Canadian story grounded in the glorious... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Great Book

I know that my own mother was so incredibly helpful to my life and Tom's Mom is of the same fabric. This is a great story but my favourite part is the images of the paintings. I love them! The happy faces within the paintings bring a smile to my face everytime I look at them. What can I say, buy it and find out for yourself.

Heart-wrenching and funny

Both heart-wrenching and funny, Margaret Culligan's life story, as told by her son Tom, brings into sharp focus some of the remarkable changes in Canadian attitudes, values, and social behaviours which occured during the twentieth century. Skillfully woven into the rich tapestry of reports by friends and relatives about her daily deeds and kindnesses are selected samples of her often haunting poetry, some of her prescriptions for living, as well as a few lip-smacking recipes. I believe that this saga of an ordinary woman's struggles, challenges, and successes provides a clear, attainable, motivating, and extra-ordinary model for anyone and everyone who wants to be just a little bit better in their own lives. John T. Partington Ph.D,C Psych. (retired)

Teacups & Sticky Buns-mom's story

My husband & I have read and reread this compelling and intriguing story of an extremely brave, strong and loving person who appeared very aware of the realities of life. Her admirable love, awareness and respect of her surroundings was very evident in every aspect of her life. Nothing seemed impossible for her- where there was a will there was always a way. Highly recommended read for all age groups.


This true life story of Margaret Culligan, is inspiring and powerfully hopeful. As a mature man, I was shocked at the books ability to evoke such strong feelings of sadness and joy and ultimately love. Having experienced the devastation caused by alcoholism in my own family, I found the story of Margaret's life to be a powerful example that inspires me and gives me real hope. Tom Culligan shows real courage as the author in dealing so openly and honestly with the real life family issues usually left in the dark of the closet. This is an unusual book and gets my recommendation, hands down.

Eavesdropping inside an extraordinary woman's life

The book is written as if "Mom" is talking to you directly giving you spiritual guidance and strength. Her experiences and ruminations on the curve balls that life throws you are funny, endearing and thoughtful. The illustrations are wonderful and actually bring you back in time sitting inside Mom's kitchen and letting her read your tea leaves providing you with insights on how to handle the most extraordinary situations. Delightful reading and just the sticky bun recipe is worth the price of admission!
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