Home Fields by Bill George is a montage of space, time and memories. In this ambitious work, two memoirs are told, one in the present, and one in the past. George shares his very personal struggles of balancing family life, which include caring for his father, Casper, who has dementia, alongside the everyday ups and downs of being a football coach, weaving throughout the work poignant memories of his father’s World War II experiences. There are subtle lessons to be gleaned from the ups and downs of being a football coach, highs and lows played out on the field reflected in the family’s present struggles, all of which slide into stories remembered by his father from the past, who has his own struggles as he tries to make sense out of his increasingly confusing existence alongside clear and visceral memories of a by-gone era and lost and unfulfilled dreams. With “Unfulfilled Lives” as part of the title, one would anticipate that any feel-good take-away would be hard to find. But a tenderness comes through in George’s writing about  his daily life, and Casper’s memories, made all the more so with the bridging of a generation between grandfather and granddaughter, and the opposite is true. George and Casper’s devotion to and love of family shines brightly throughout, lending to a very “fulfilling” story line. And any family dealing with the challenges of caring for an aged parent or grandparent will find George’s account highly relatable.