The second oldest of a family of eight children, Dora Dueck grew up in a Mennonite community in Alberta. An editor, writer and historian, Dora has published two previous novels, Under the Still Standing Sun (1989) and This Hidden Thing (2010) for which she won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. What You Get at Home is Dora's first collection of stories. She currently lives and writes in Winnipeg.
Full of longing and melancholy, the stories in What You Get at Home find comfort and understanding in the unlikeliest of places. With the power of memory the characters that inhabit What You Get at Home find the strength to carry on when life is at its most challenging.