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'Hands at Work'

Dave Beck

Iris Graville of Lopez Island worked with her hands a lot when she was a nurse. She gave back massages and used her fingers to take the pulse of patients. She still has the neatly clipped fingernails of a nursing professional who works with her hands. Iris left nursing in part because she felt the profession was less tactile and hands on than it once was. Iris found a new connection to hands on work through book binding. She became so fascinated with the idea of working hands that she wrote a book about it. It's called "Hands at Work: Portraits and Profiles of People Who Work with Their Hands." Iris Graville spoke with KUOW's Dave Beck. Sarah Waller produced this interview.

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