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Award-winning author, John Henricksson, introduces the third book of his trilogy about life in northern Minnesota: The Gunflint Cabin, a Northwoods Memoir. In this candid, humorous and nostalgic memoir, John recounts his 30 years at their Gunflint Lake cabin.
He weaves stories of his neighbors, the nearby wildlife, berrying, creative outhouse designs, the ongoing repair of his water system, bread baking, woodpiles, the constant up-keep and repair of cabin property and provides a list of things for the kids to do when guests arrive. Henricksson writes about the joys and the therapy of renewal which have made the family cabin “up at the lake,” an icon for over two million Minnesotans for nearly a century. It is time, the author says, that an old cabin owner chronicle these cabin days, hoping that an older reader might say, “Oh, yeah, I remember that,” or a younger reader longing for a simpler, less stressful lifestyle may say, “Hey, cool.”
"The Gunflint Cabin sits at the crossroad of memory and desire, of summer work and solitude, of animals and friends and connections. John Henricksson sings the magic -- and history and dailiness -- of lake life in Northern Minnesota. Lake dwellers will recognize the characters, the routine, and share the author's affection." –Annette Atkins, author of Creating Minnesota and Professor of History, College of Saint Benedict and St. John's University, Collegeville, MN