Family Place

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Random House of Canada, Limited, 1994 - Novelists, American - 195 pages
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 Life

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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 life

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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


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