One Cabin, One Cat, Three Years

Publisher: DCDESIGN Books

In 2013 my wife, Jeanne, and I, she in her late sixties, I in my early seventies, set out to fulfill our long held dream of living in the woods for a year. Before leaving our home in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, I contacted the editors of Tempo, the monthly news magazine in the Town of Lac Brome (which I will refer to as “Lac Brome”), to enquire whether they would be interested in receiving reports of our progress in the endeavour. They said, “Yes.” This book is based upon those articles.

My original intention was to produce a work echoing the objectives of Thoreau who, in addition to describing his daily life in his chosen wilderness, commented on the mores and politics of his time in his Walden. However, each time that I penned such a commentary, I realized that it detracted from the essence of our experience. The reaction to the Tempo articles proved that the unfolding of the tale of our daily lives was all that was required to engender intense interest and comment. Thus this memoir has to do exclusively with living in the woods.

About David Marler

David Marler is a Canadian lawyer. He and his American born wife Jeanne, an artist, have spent most of their vacations in the great outdoors. They have cross-country skied into remote lodges of the Canadian Rockies, built a log cabin on a Lake Tremblant, in Quebec, and poked into every nook and cranny of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, where they lived in the 1990s. They now live in southern Quebec looking over and exploring the same Appalachian Mountains that they saw every day from their house in East Burke, Vermont.

About Jeanne Marler

David Marler is a Canadian lawyer. He and his American born wife Jeanne, an artist, have spent most of their vacations in the great outdoors. They have cross-country skied into remote lodges of the Canadian Rockies, built a log cabin on a Lake Tremblant, in Quebec, and poked into every nook and cranny of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, where they lived in the 1990s. They now live in southern Quebec looking over and exploring the same Appalachian Mountains that they saw every day from their house in East Burke, Vermont.


Jeanne Marler’s long held plan was to spend, with David, a complete year in a wilderness situation. This book tells that story and how the planned one year became three, in the forests of Quebec.

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Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Paperback 9780998701257 0998701254 2017-10-24 200 0.00 x 6.23 x 8.82 in $29.95
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