Al Hinkle, perhaps best known as “‘Big Ed’ Dunkel,” in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. In real life, Hinkle was close friends with Kerouac, Neal Cassady and his family.

Rest in peace, dear Al.

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Born September 4, 1926      Died December 26, 2018

April 1, 1948, San Francisco, Ca.

​​​​​​​1- COMING SOON!

A  NEW book by Carolyn Cassady, containing her poems and insights,  is nearing completion.

2- A  book by Carolyn Cassady.

 A mother-daughter 1979 travel narrative, humorous and

​ informative. Illustrated by Carolyn Cassady.


Personal Note:

    * "After she passed away, Jami, John and I were astounded to discover the fantastic treasures our mother had accumulated during her productive 90 years." 

  (a)  Sketches, drawings,  art work
  (b)  Volumes of correspondence, journals, and poignant poetry
        reflecting her loneliness while living in England.
  (c)  At least one screenplay, a 600-page typed autobiography, 
        a novel or two

  (d)  and this delightful travel memoir.

  * From Cathy Cassady’s Introduction to Travel Tips for the Timid.

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