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The Whole Forest for a Backyard: A Gunflint Trail Wilderness Memoir
Crafted with an honest sensitivity, this charming book reflects the perspective of a small, free-range boy with a large imagination reared in one of our nations most cherished wilderness areas. It is mostly about the author s growing up years in the 1950s and 1960s at the resort his parents owned thirty-two miles into the boreal forest from the town of Grand Marais, ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by North Star Press of St. Cloud
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This book is about Tim McDonnell growing up at Gateway Lodge on Hungry Jack Lake in northeastern Minnesota. It was fun for me to read as my family has a cabin not far from the lodge. I knew so many of the places he talked about and had experienced many of the same adventures. Since I am older than Tim, the area was even more primitive when I was a child. I am in the process of writing a memoir of growing up at the cabin and wanted to see how Tim approached his memoir.