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Our Island: A Fourteen-Month Journal of Life on Swan's Island, Maine, in the Seventies

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Our Island: A Fourteen-Month Journal of Life on Swan's Island, Maine, in the Seventies.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Donald Junkins(Author)

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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."

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  • PDF | 510 pages
  • Donald Junkins(Author)
  • iUniverse (November 30, 2015)
  • English
  • 6
  • Biographies & Memoirs

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  • By JWRL on September 26, 2016

    While I don't dispute the review(s) of others who may live on Swan's Island who have their own reasons for their opinions, as someone who has read most if not all of Don's poetry, I found the 'journal' helpful background to his other work.

  • By Nancy Carter on June 26, 2016

    He published common gossip.

  • By Rosa on February 16, 2016

    If you want to read mundane things such as what Donald Junkins' family had for breakfast, lunch and supper every day, this is the book for you. If you want to know the weather, tides, winds, etc. this is for you. If you want a book where the writer is gossiping about island people and their business, this may entertain you. I grew up on this island and cannot believe he didn't even try to protect anybody's identify. Pure garbage!!

  • By Guest on June 3, 2016

    A very interesting journal of life on Swan's Island back in the early 70's. I am a little perplexed by the amount of alcohol that the author gave to Clyde Torrey and others, and the amount of poaching he did back then, but it is fun to read about all the people we used to know. It's a good read, but a lot of things aren't explained very well and it could have used some side notes in order for people not familiar with the island. Overall I think it is worth reading. I was chuckling at some of the bonehead moves by the author. Giving Gleason Scott lots of booze and wondering why he never showed up to work was one of them. He kept saying that Gleason had a headache and was too sick to work. Maybe Mr. Boston had something to do with it! I recommend it to anyone who was around Swan's Island back in the day, and those who love the place now. Just don't emulate the author, please!

  • By Dan on May 26, 2016

    A fascinating and intimate account of life on an island off the coast of Maine from 1973- 1974. Filled with the small intimate details that life is filled with on an island off of Mt Desert Island, as interior dramas and dynamics play out between friends, island folk, off islanders and summer people ("people from away"). Written with warmth and a deep sense of connection to place and history and island life

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