Selections from Across Two Novembers: A Bibliographic Year
A masterful abridgement of the 2017 Across Two Novembers, this book preserves the erudition, poignancy, and occasional quirkiness of the original. It cuts out the lengthy bibliography and some of the daily journal entries, but one is never left wondering what might be missing when a day is skipped. Mentions and fine reviews of dozens of books share the stage with the more personal details. More
About the Book
Friends and family. Restaurants and recipes. Hobbies and history. TV programs the author loved when he could still see and music he enjoys. The schools he attended and the two degrees he attained. The career that eluded him and the physical problems that challenge him. And books, books, books: scores of them quoted from or reviewed. All in all, an astonishing work of erudition and remembrance.
Preface to This Edition
An Amazon reviewer described my 2017 book, Across Two Novembers: A Year in the Life of a Blind Bibliophile, as reminiscent of that famous diary kept by Samuel Pepys. While surprised and truly flattered, I wondered if subconsciously he was giving me some advice. Pepys wrote a masterful account of nearly a decade in his life. But who reads long nowadays? Hence this abridgement. I hope this glimpse of my year with only the highlights included will give you a taste, yet be as satisfying as the original, unabridged version.
From the Afterword of Across Two Novembers
I wanted to craft a love letter, a valentine, to books, and to tell you a bit about me and my world. I suspect that I wrote this journal to make sense of my life, asking what would happen next. Would I leave anything as a legacy when I’m gone?
From a Reviewer
“Thank you, David Faucheux, for your spirit and tenacity, your lovely writing, and this inspiring journal.” —Priscilla Cummings, author of 23 young adult novels
David L. Faucheux was named Audiobook Reviewer of the Year for 2018 by Library Journal. He lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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