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Lake of the Old Uncles [Paperback]

Gerard Kenney
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June 9 2008

Lake of the Old Uncles recounts a trip that began three-quarters of a century ago in a small village inn nestled in the Laurentian hills of French-speaking Quebec. One day, the trip will end at the village cemetery, just one kilometre from the inn. The traveller is the author. The trip is not long, but is rich in rural and natural experiences along the way. Gerard Kenney takes us along the route that led him to build the lone log cabin on the small and inaccessible Lake of the Old Uncles. No roads reach the pond, only a footpath. The hours spent in the quietude of the forest cabin have had an effect on the author that has resulted in a personal philosophy, both rural and natural, inspired by his hero, Henry David Thoreau. Gerard Kenney shares with his readers the evolution of his philosophy through his personal experiences with people and with the wilderness flora and fauna he has encountered on his life's journey.


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Lake of the Old Uncles recounts a trip that began three-quarters of a century ago in a small village inn nestled in the Laurentian hills of French-speaking Quebec. One day, the trip will end at the village cemetery, just one kilometre from the inn. The traveller is the author. The trip is not long, but is rich in rural and natural experiences along the way. Gerard Kenney takes us along the route that led him to build the lone log cabin on the small and inaccessible Lake of the Old Uncles. No roads reach the pond, only a footpath. The hours spent in the quietude of the forest cabin have had an effect on the author that has resulted in a personal philosophy, both rural and natural, inspired by his hero, Henry David Thoreau. Gerard Kenney shares with his readers the evolution of his philosophy through his personal experiences with people and with the wilderness flora and fauna he has encountered on his life's journey.

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A well-known bilingual Ottawa resident, Gerard Kenney owns the Quebec property he writes about in Lake of the Old Uncles. He is a recognized authority on the Arctic and has written two previous books and many articles, including some for the Globe and Mail.


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Foot in Both Cultures July 9 2008
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Gerard Kenney likely personifies as well as anyone in Canada, the ideal Canadian as imagined by Canada's Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau in the 1970s: equally at home in both official cultures, French and English.

His latest book, Lake of the Old Uncles, is a moving account of his life to date. His father, an America, married a French Canadian from rural Quebec. Gerry thus spent his winters in Brooklyn and summers with his mother's extended family where his uncles helped him develop a love of nature and the wilds.

It is thus hardly surprising that Gerry has gone on to publish several books on the north as well as becoming a very experienced canoeist through wilderness trips.

Gerry writes with a style reminiscent of W.O. Mitchell, Stephen Leacock and Mark Twain. The chapters just fly by. The final chapter consists of some of the most powerful writing I ever seen and suggests that this book should be considered for the Canada's Giller prize in literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The art of peace July 10 2008
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A book about the art of peace. Gerard Kenney followed his heart and left the bustling city to live closer to nature. In doing so, he learned from Mother Nature several useful secrets which he shares with us with humility, humour and a touch of poetry. His journey led him to build his own cabin in the wilderness, a dream he cherished since he was a child. In fulfilling his dream, Gerry found a sense of accomplishment, inner peace and the unexpected benefits of developing new friendships and leaving a meaningful legacy to his children and grand-children.
LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES illustrates perfectly the words of Luther Burbank, the American horticulturist who lived in the second half of the 19th century: "There is no other door to knowledge than the door Nature opens; and there is no truth except the truths we discover in Nature."
LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES is a book to read while gently swinging in a hammock.
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