Book of Days

6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
pages: 286
Published by RukBooks
ISBN-13: 978-0615867373
ISBN-10: 0615867375
Smashwords Epub ISBN: 978-1301519453
Lulu Epub ISBN: 978-1-312-07102-5


Trade Paperback: $15.95


All e-Pub versions: $4.99
About Book of Days
Claude had a mother and two sisters, older, a grandmother -- in his memories, a shadow -- three angry aunts, (one married with children: a boy in diapers, another boy, and a girl who liked to tickle his testes on occasion) and, for a time, a father.

And so it was... We live, we love, we marvel, we become the lost, we suffer loss, we seek our joys and reach for ourpotentials.

Our lives, as was his, are made up of the people with whom -- and because of whom -- we grow, whether they remain or vanish with the dawn. There are some who go abruptly, leaving enormous holes where they once had stood, and some who remain as dependable as the air.

The Book of Days more than follows the life, the soul, the heart and thoughts of Claude, a boy who wanted to draw, a youth who had to see, and a man compelled to put himself on a canvas. The twelve days visited invite a reader to inhabit this person, who sought only to find honesty and permanence among those who touched him, and within himself.

Claude's story is told in twelve chapters, each covering adifferent but significant day in his long life.

Through them all, a reader will find the quintessential American man of the late twentieth century: a boy, a friend, a man, a teacher, a father.

The author considers the Book of Days to be the most honest and humane book he has ever written. Join him, and you'll fall in love several times.
 
An Amazon customer review:
5.0 out of 5 stars: A Creative Masterpiece
By Cari, on March 5, 2015
I love that when I am reading this book, I hear the voice of the author. The writing is superb. I admire the author's ability to present important details without overwhelming the reader. The author knows how to capture the essence and depth of each character. The story also touches on many important life themes and leaves the reader wanting more.

I also enjoy this concept of capturing isolated days. As the story unfolds, the chapters string the events of a characters life together yet leaves mystery to the reader, questions that never get answered but left to the reader's imagination. I found myself covering paragraphs with my hand or a piece of paper so that my eyes would not jump forward to try and scan what came next! Excellent book!