Coyotes I Have Known

by John Duncklee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/10/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9780595532438

About the Book

Novice rancher John Duncklee saw his share of buzzards during the 1950s while husbanding a herd of cattle through Arizona's worst drought in 400 years, and he told the story of those days in the captivating book Good Years for the Buzzards. Duncklee spend the next dew years buying Mexican steers in Sonora, farming in the Santa Cruz Valley, and raising quarter horses on a small ranch near Nogales, Arizona. During that time he found that he had to cope with a different kind of creature: coyotes-people who weren't necessarily con artists but were sly and cunning like their canine counterparts and who need to be dealt with accordingly. Human coyotes, Duncklee learned, can be a great company, but transacting business with them can be risky.

Coyotes I Have Known recalls life along the border in a time that, while fairly recent, has already vanished. Fortunately, for today's readers, Duncklee has captured both the romance and the grittiness of western life as experienced not long ago.

About the Author

John Duncklee is the author of twelve books and numerous short stories, essays and poetry. Prior to his writing career, John was a university professor in both the United States and Mexico, a cattle rancher, Quarter House breeder, designer of mesquite wood furniture, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Penny, an illustrator and painter. He is the author of two bilingual children’s books Manchado and His Friends/ Manchado y Sus Amigos, a story of a spotted burro and A Candle for Miguel/ Una Vela Para Miguel, involving a political intrigue south of the border.