From back cover:
"I want to thank him [Mr. Macdonald] for sharing of himself so bravely and honestly; it is an honor to be invited into someone's life in this way." - Bonita D. Zisla, M.A., M.F.C.C.
In Macdonald's Farm, John Alexis Macdonald explores the depths of the human heart and the glories of nature. Also, comic relief and sadness that seep lifelong through human consciousness are explored as the author takes readers on a fascinating journey.
Recreated in this memoir, Macdonald's farm is twenty acres of land in Michigan, depicted early in this century, that proves to be both a kind of hell and paradise. As a home of sorts to the author, his older siblings and their father, the story includes the brooding presence of the stepmother, whose subtle maltreatment forced the children to find their own "niches of happiness." There are also the author's lyrical evocations of the changing seasons on scenic White Lake, near Muskegon, which provide the contrast in this eloquent and mellow recounting of the author's past.
JOHN ALEXIS MACDONALD continues to write and analyze the human spirit from his current residence in the state of California.
Cover Photo: The Macdonald family circa 1920. Left, Father of the Family, Dan; far right, wife, Mary; back center, sister, Helen and brother, David; center, brother, Ronald; front center, John, the author.