The Driveway Diaries: A Dirt Road Almanac

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Turtle Point, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 233 pages

While working on a doomed book about commuting, Tim Brookes developed an odd affection for dirt roads. This led him to study his own driveway, a tiny dirt road, a masterpiece of inconvenience, a many-mooded borderlands in the balance of power between order and chaos. The result: The Driveway Diaries, a well-balanced mix of poignant and humorous observations about nature, the seasons and family life.

Tim Brookes is the author of A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow, which was selected as one of the top travel books of the year by The New York Times and Booklist. He has lived for two decades in Vermont, where he teaches and writes.

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The British NPR essayist, living in the U.S. since 1973, moves to Vermont and evolves into a true old Down East philosopher.The premise: an innocent writer buys a rustic plot. But don't confuse this ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Brookes was born in England and worked as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, dealer in used instruments, and a tour guide before moving to Vermont. In Vermont he lived for two decades in the college town of Burlington, teaching and writing. Nothing prepared him or his wife and two daughters for life in Essex Center.

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