Almost There

Almost There

The Family Vacation, Then and Now

Book - 2012
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The family vacation is something we all share; the laughter, the tears, and especially the memories. Using his own history of family vacations as a back drop, Curtis Gillespie explores how the meaning and symbolism of the family vacation has shifted throughout the decades. Ultimately Gillespie also discovers just how important these memories are and their lasting effects in our adult lives. Curt Gillespie is an award-winning author and lives in Edmonton.
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Thomas Allen, 2012
ISBN: 9780887629389
Branch Call Number: 306.48125 GIL 2012 23
Characteristics: 236 p


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Jul 11, 2012

"Before setting out this year, put a copy of Curtis Gillespie’s Almost There: The Family Vacation, Then and Now in your glove compartment or your carry-on. Better yet, give it a read well before you plan your next family trip. You’ll find yourself laughing aloud at the sometimes gross hilarity that ensued on his family trips. But you’ll also find yourself thinking about his messages and what they say about you as a parent, and what you hope to get from your family holidays... Almost There is both a trip down memory lane, for the author and the reader, and a thoughtful examination of the values inherent in a family vacation." - Sarah MacWhirter, Globe and Mail

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