Barefoot at the Lake: A Boyhood Summer in Cottage Country

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An idyllic summer at the cottage in the 1950s, as revealed through the eyes of a boy on the cusp of adolescence: experiencing his first crush, discovering the joy of nature, and struggling to understand grown-ups.

Every year, from the end of June to the end of August, Bruce and his family go to their cedar-clad cottage on the blue, wide lake. At first, this summer of 1954 seems like any other: floating in the row boat with Grace from next door, jumping off the diving raft, eating peach pie, exploring with Angus the dog, watching the seagulls, frogs and herons and catching crayfish.But just when he realizes life is perfect, everything starts to change. He’s ten, the family dynamics are shifting, and over the summer both the harshness of the adult world and the patterns of the natural world reveal themselves. By the time the weather turns he will be a different child, and will have chosen his own path to understanding the wilderness that waits behind their wooden homes. Funny, subtle and true, Barefoot at the Lake transports us to a long, hot, poignant summer.

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Bruce Fogle is a veterinarian and the best-selling author of many books about Dogs and Cats, including "The Encyclopedia of the Dog" and the "K.I.S.S guide to Living with a Dog." This is his first memoir.

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"Bruce Fogle is best known as the veterinarian author of numerous guides to cat and dog care... [Barefoot at the Lake] is a book full of quiet wisdom and also an inspiring account of how an adult vocation can grow from the formative experiences of childhood"—The Bookseller

"Bruce Fogle's sweet, beautifully-written memoir, Barefoot at the Lake, precisely catches the fleeting magic of both adolescence and Canadian summer. Reading it is like peering into a snapshot, taken long ago at a beloved cottage." —David Macfarlane, author of Summer Gone

"As contemplative and unhurried as a long and lazy summer day, Barefoot at the Lake is a delightful return to an age of innocence, seen through the eyes of a soulful young boy. Dive into its world of frogs and minnows, campfire yarns and home-baked peach pies; you won't want to pull yourself away when sundown comes." —Margaret Langrick, star of My American Cousin

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