“The O'Briens is a major accomplishment” —New York Times Book Review
I need confirmation from Alex Emond on this, but I think the artwork on the cover of this French edition of The O'Briens shows a 1950 Plymouth (?) rolling down the old 1-A Highway in Banff National Park. That's not Cascade Mountain, isn't it? Is it Bourgeau? Or Pilot Mtn? Confirmation please. I remember working on a G. Boehnisch landscaping contract on this section of the 1A (aka The Bow Valley Parkway) in the autumn of 1981, with Blake O'Brian and Toby Clark. Bill Burleson's Banff series is up here.
Here's The O'Briens interview on Michael Silverblatt's Bookworm show; and the NPR Weekend Edition interview with Jackie Lyden.
|Cascade Mtn and Bow River, Banff 10/2011|