Brotherhood in the Maine Woods

In his new memoir, Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream, and Five Acres in Maine, College of Communication [...]professor of journalism Lou Ureneck recounts his experience building a cabin with his brother and nephews. It is a tale of building a retreat, as well as an account of how he succeeded in reconnecting with his family, nature, and himself.

Ureneck takes readers on his journey through the preliminary building stages, salvaging for materials, and his decision to opt for the old timber-frame method of construction, using wood joinery rather than nails. With the help of his brother and nephews, the cabin was finished in just over a year.
On a more profound level, the book is about the deepening bond between two brothers who had grown apart. “When you get around to reassembling your life, as I was doing,” says Ureneck, “it’s good to have someone at your side who remembers how the parts once fit together.”

Hosted by Barnes and Noble at BU on October 4, 2011.

Tags: memoir, family, lou ureneck, redemption, maine, cabin, brothers, nephews

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