In the summer of 1990, Charles Gaines and his wife bought 160 acres of wild land on the northeast coast of Nova Scotia. They began to see the land as a home that might heal their recently battered thirty-year marriage; and as an opportunity to take on a big, risky project instead of settling into the caution and gradual losses of middle-class middle age. Enlisting their children, they decide to build a cabin on the land with their own hands. A Family Placeis a transfiguring tale of personal and familial regeneration.
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A FAMILY PLACE: A Man Returns to the Center of His LifeUser Review - Kirkus
A world-weary, middle-aged novelist (Dangler, 1980, etc.) and sportswriter retreats to the wilds of Nova Scotia to build a house and rebuild his family. In the summer of 1989, Gaines and his wife ... Read full review
A Family place: a man returns to the center of his lifeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this memoir, Gaines writes of his quest for a simpler life and renewed family ties through moving to Nova Scotia and building a cabin. Separated from his wife and children, Gaines tires of the ... Read full review