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Children of the Canyon Paperback – February 14, 2014
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UPDATE: I just revisited this book. Since my first reading, I have done a lot of reading and casual research about the laurel canyon scene in the 60s and 70s. It was great to reread with more context and a feeling of understanding what was going on around the children in this setting. Great read for fans of laurel canyon lore.
From the perspective of young David we re-live the 60s and 70s in LA, meeting the music stars, cowboys and revolutionaries who call the canyon home. But Kukoff has created something more than nostalgia. His book captures the ripple effects of a splintered family in the counter-culture age, as David is battered by the crazy choices of the adults around him.
"Children of the Canyon" is a wide, fun read with a deep sentimental streak. Highly recommended.
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I was increasingly drawn in by how well you captured the essence of the 70's, but also very impressed by how you captured the subtle ennui, that when I look...Read more