My Mother's Autumn
Selby's first poetry volume, a tribute to his mother. An acknowledgement
of the powerful ties, often unspoken, that bind family members together.
"I've felt so intimate with Mom in her death. Something I missed in her
life . . . It wasn't the love we missed. It was the time."
"The first time I read these poems, I was deeply touched by their quiet
truths. Reading them again now, after the deaths of my own parents, I
feel my heart splitting asunder with recognition and shared grief." —
Elizabeth Forysthe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means
"David Selby is an admirable husband, a devoted father, a caring son,
and an actor of note. He is also a gifted poet. Overwhelmed by the death
of his mother, David's profound grief found eloquent expression
poetry. In dealing with his own great loss, David has provided each of
us with courage and insight and strength that can help us in dealing
with our own time of grief. My Mother's Autumn is a work of radiance
which deals with death and at the same time celebrates life." — Earl
Hamner, creator of The Waltons and Falcon Crest
The full book, read with heartfelt emotion by David Selby,
accompanied by original music, is also available on compact disc.