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Causeway A Passage from Innocence

Summary Causeway A Passage from Innocence

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10 thoughts on “Causeway A Passage from Innocence

  1. 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 again this year I grabbed it and I am glad I did The author has managed to achieve a perfect balance in taking us to a time and a place that was rushing towards change but also looking back at the lives of his grandparents I lived in Nova Scotia for part of the time period he covered and I recognize the life he describes Linden's father was away from home for huge periods of time so as a boy he suffered the absence of his Dad The longing he expressesseems to be exactly how a kid would think imagine make deals with God etc Adult rationalization does not intrude on these portions of the story It is interesting lovely to read and a book that is perfect as it is No it is not just about the rock that was dumped but there is some of that


  2. says:

    How to choosenot 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 be done on how I personally feel reading the book and nothing I am not insulting the author nor am I basing my rating on what others thought Thus this book gets a 3 star ratingI thought it was wonderfully written The book had a great story line but it did not live up to my expectations I thought it was a book of a young man growing up on Cape Breton Island watching the Causeway develop into fruition For me this was sorely lacking There was very little regarding the development of the Causeway and an overabundance of a young man longing to understand and spend time with his father Thus the second part of the title is applicable A Passage from InnocenceWhen I started reading this book I wanted to read about the displacement and angst of having the Causeway developed There was none of this and as I am presently living with a community in a major upheaval due to rapid transit being implemented in my city I know there are a whole litany of issues surrounding major changes within a growing community


  3. 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 author I'm not sure about the genre either This mid fiction mid non fiction seems difficult to relate to for me Should I believe it? Did that actually happen? Was this plot point added just to make the book juicier?Still recommended for those wanting some insight into some of the Cape Breton culture and attitudes


  4. 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 ie 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 timeNB Of particular interest to me were the reflections on what home is from the end chapter the author's return home after the death of his father Somehow this books reminds me of Rites of Passage the title?


  5. says:

    Just met the man himself acted like I just met a rockstar I just love Linden MacIntyrehad 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. says:

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


  7. says:

    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 characterized by bad luck possibly attributable to the Gaelic euivalent of the evil eye which meant that he was never able to stay home have steady employment but was forced to try his hand at various jobs mainly hard rock mining in a variety of places so he wasn't home except for brief visits didn't communicate with Linden much His attempts at setting up a business sawmill 2x trucking seemed to fail though he managed to have a civil service job at home for a while near the end of his life He was not elouent except when speaking Gaelic to his old cronies relatives Mother was a hard nosed abstemious but capable woman The grandparents on both sides were old school lived in humble circumstances Linden went to a 2 room schoolhouse to grade 10 where his mother did some teaching then away for high school college ultimately to work as a business journalist in Ottawa for some years back to Cape Breton for a few years and then for many years in Toronto as a journalist writer


  8. 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 recommend


  9. says:

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


  10. 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 to the conversations around him and made his own sense of them He gives his impressions of his father and the life his father had to live to support the family His book includes references to the idea of home and the roots that we all have As someone who grew up moving often and without a real sense of a physical place as home I can relate to his comments on this