Book: October Song - A Memoir of Music and the Journey of Time by David W. Bernercategories: Book, Music, Road Trip, Love Story, Travel, Rock N' Roll, Memoir
David W. Bernerabout this book: In the vinyl era, David W. Berner played rock 'n' roll in a neighborhood garage band. Decades later at the age of 57, he enters a national songwriting contest and quite unexpectedly is named a finalist. But there's more. He's also called on to perform the song live at a storied venue for Americana music. So, he grabs his old guitar and the love of his life and hits the road, hoping to live out a musical fantasy he thought had been buried long ago.
October Song is a powerful examination of the passage of time, love, the power of music, and the power of dreams.
David W. Berner is a Chicago author, journalist, and broadcaster. He is currently the Ernest Hemingway Writer-in-Residence at the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park and has been the Writer-in-Residence at the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando. He published two previous memoirs—Accidental Lessons (Strategic) and Any Road Will Take You There (Dream of Things), a book of creative non-fiction/memoir, There's a Hamster in the Dashboard (Dream of Things), a book of fiction, Night Radio (Cawing Crow Press).
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