A Fourteen-Month Journal of Life on Swan'S Island, Maine, in the Seventies Donald Junkins. Preface. IN THE LATE SPRING of 197374, our family, including two primary school boys who attended the island school and a ninth grade daughter ...
Author: Donald Junkins
About Junkins’ novel Orchards of Almonds: “Don Junkins’ semi-autobiographical novel, Orchards of Almonds, blossoms with a Camelot-studded cast of characters that includes Kennedys alive and dead, LBJ and company, Reagan, and dozens of California politicos, academics, Viet Nam protesters and movie stars. . . . Junkins—as much the poet in design as in language—has achieved another triumph of deftness, irony and grace.” Allen Josephs (On Hemingway and Spain) “I was bowled over by Puss. I have never read, in any other literary work, such a profoundly pure and honest and dead-on rendering of the young girl. And that coupled with her extraordinary father/daughter relationship, it moved me deeply. He did for that relationship what Hemingway did for father and son in ‘Indian Camp.’” Linda Miller (Letters from the Lost Generation: Gerald and Sara Murphy and Friends)