Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Tuesday, June 15, 2004


James Dodson told his son stories about travel as a small boy. One summer when Jack was about ten, they decide to go around the world or as far as time and money will get them. So unwinds this true adventure on The Road to Somewhere.

Things begin to go awry on the flight to England. Jack has watch a documentary on airplane crashes and even though a frequent flier, he does not do well on the flight. Much of the trip doesn't go as planned. Places they wanted to visit become hot spots not travel spots, but it become unimportant.

Father and son are learning about themselves and each other. Dodson realizes that this was his last chance to spend this kind of time with his son. Soon it will be uncool to spend so much time with your dad. The Road to Somewhere reminds us that the journey can be as important as the destination. Dodson has a web page dedicated to the book.


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