The deer camp : a memoir of a father, a family, and the land that healed them / Dean Kuipers.

Kuipers, Dean, author.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019. , ©2019
xv, 286 pages ; 25 cm
Kuipers, Dean.
Kuipers, Dean -- Family.
Fathers and sons -- Michigan -- Oceana County -- Biography.
Deer hunting -- Michigan -- Oceana County.
Country life -- Michigan -- Oceana County.
Farms -- Conservation and restoration -- Michigan -- Oceana County.
Oceana County (Mich.) -- Biography.
Country life.
Deer hunting.
Fathers and sons.
Michigan -- Oceana County.
"For readers of The Stranger in the Woods and H Is for Hawk, a beautifully written and emotionally rewarding memoir about a father, his three sons, and a scrappy 100-acre piece of land in rural Michigan. Bruce Kuipers was good at hunting and fishing, but not at anything else that makes a real father or husband. Distant, angry, and a serial cheater, he destroyed his relationship with his wife, Nancy, and alienated his three sons--journalist Dean, woodsman Brett, and troubled yet brilliant fisherman Joe. He distrusted people and clung to rural America as a place to hide. So when Bruce purchased a 100-acre hunting property as a way to reconnect with his sons, they resisted. The land was the perfect bait, but the moment the sons arrived, none of them knew how to be together as a family. Conflicts arose over whether the land--an old farm that had been degraded and reduced to a few stands of pine and blowing sand--should be left alone or be actively restored. After a decade-long impasse, Bruce acquiesced, and his sons proceeded with their restoration plan. What happened next was a miracle of nature. Dean Kuipers weaves a beautiful and surprising story about the restorative power of land and of his own family, which so desperately needed healing. Heartwarming and profound, The Deer Camp is the perfect story of fathers, sons, and the beauty and magic of the natural world"-- Provided by publisher.
The deer camp
Hello, Winter Maker
The big chair
The darkness
A boat
Muskrat Island
God in the many
Animal talk
Back to the cabin
First plantings
The other Kuipers
Does sand dream of trees?
Sends a deer
Trails End Motel.
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