Causeway: A Passage From Innocence Epub ✓ A Passage

Causeway: A Passage From Innocence Causeway is Linden MacIntyre s evocative memoir of his Cape Breton childhood At once a vibrant coming of age story, a portrait of a vanishing way of life and a reflection on fathers and sons, the narrative revolves around the construction of the Canso Causeway that would link the small Cape Breton village of MacIntyre s childhood to the wide world of the mainland Shot through with humour, humanity and vivid characters, Causeway is an extraordinary book, a memoir that has set a new standard for the genre

About the Author: Linden MacIntyre

Linden MacIntyre is the co host of the fifth estate and the winner of nine Gemini Awards for broadcast journalism His most recent book, a boyhood memoir called Causeway A Passage from Innocence won both the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non Fiction and the Evelyn Richardson Prize for Non Fiction.

10 thoughts on “Causeway: A Passage From Innocence

  1. Linda Munroe Linda Munroe says:

    When people told me that I should read this book I imagined all the rock that must have been dumped in the ocean to create the Canso causeway and I imagined the dust and the noise and decided to skip it MacIntyre is familiar to me from his work with the CBC and I appreciate his skill as a journalist and as a storyteller so when the book was recommended to me a

  2. Kathleen Nightingale Kathleen Nightingale says:

    How to choose not choose the rating you give a book I have read that one doesn t want to insult the writer by giving a low rating because it is the author s baby While others feel you should look at Goodreads and see what others gave to the same book and settle within those parameters I thought long and hard regarding this and have decided that my rating chooses will b

  3. Geoff Geoff says:

    A good introduction to life in Cape Breton as well as some of the culture in this Canadian microcosm I enjoyed the book but the writing style is reminiscent of the journalists style ie repeating little facts several chapters apart even though they provide no context It makes it seem like the chapters are meant as columns to be read separately and stand on their own Like the aut

  4. Nick Nick says:

    I absolutely enjoyed reading this book The author is clever, a born storyteller, he made me laugh, he made me cry Powerful insights, smart writing, a book with a message i.e the passing of time, the relativity of everything After The Bishop s Man, this is the second MacIntyre novel I ve read and the second one I felt it was well worth my time.NB Of particular interest to me were the ref

  5. Penny (Literary Hoarders) Penny (Literary Hoarders) says:

    Just met the man himself acted like I just met a rockstar I just love Linden MacIntyre.had this one signed don t have this one and it was a total surprise to be able to hear him talk from his book Punishment Great night.

  6. Margie Hadley Margie Hadley says:

    I found this book extremely endearing, the life and culture of the East Coast perfectly cast.

  7. Charles Charles says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a somewhat melancholic sentimental recollection of the author s growing up in Cape Breton Island at about the time that the Causeway was built to connect it with mainland Nova Scotia We get an inside view of the poor Scottish Irish catholic small town community of Port Hastings where he lived grew up His father s life was char

  8. Georgina Georgina says:

    If there ever was a way to write a biography, this was the way Coming from the perspective of a 10 to 15 year old, you get the reality of the times and the actual feel of what it was like growing up in Port Hastings at that time I totally related to the Hole as my grandparents in Leamington, Ontario also had a hole the only difference for me was German was being spoken, not Gaelic This book was pure joy to read I highly r

  9. Kathleen McRae Kathleen McRae says:

    This is an interesting read and has a storytelling quality of how a big event unfolded in a small community.

  10. Shonna Froebel Shonna Froebel says:

    This memoir of boyhood years in Cape Breton by the cohost of CBC s fifth estate is a strong story of a boy s relationship with his father and his community Linden was a boy always interested in the world, both the world of the adults in his own community and the world beyond Cape Breton He became friendly with a Hungarian man, Old John, who ran the temporary camp for the causeway workers, and with a young Korean engineer, Ted He listened t

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