A Joyful Noise by Janet Gillespie is a memoir of family relationships and family vacations. Although it describes a different place and time than most of us are used to, it is a timeless story. Ms. Gillespie gives us an account of her years growing up from summer to summer at their family vacation home near Westport, Massachusetts. I laughed out loud throughout the book as I read about the adventures she and her family had sailing, bird watching, hiking, and dealing with the beach crowd that flocked to the area each summer. I think you will like this book.