A Land Remembered
By (author) Patrick D Smith
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Land Remembered by Patrick D Smith
Book DescriptionA Land Remembered has been ranked #1 Best Florida Book eight times in annual polls conducted by Florida Monthly Magazine. In this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need. The sweeping story that emerges is a rich, rugged Florida history featuring a memorable cast of crusty, indomitable Crackers battling wild animals, rustlers, Confederate deserters, mosquitoes, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of the swamp. But their most formidable adversary turns out to be greed, including finally their own. Love and tenderness are here too: the hopes and passions of each new generation, friendships with the persecuted blacks and Indians, and respect for the land and its wildlife. A Land Remembered was winner of the Florida Historical Society's Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel. Now in its 14th hardcover printing, it has been in print since 1984 and is also available in trade paperback.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780910923125
(231mm x 157mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Pineapple Press
Publisher: Pineapple Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Patrick D Smith
Forever Island, Hardback (February 2013)
The story of Charlie Jumper, an old Seminole Indian who clings to the ancient ways and teaches them to his grandson. When their simple swamp existence is threatened by development, Charlie decides to fight back.
Angel City, Paperback / softback (October 2012)
"Angel City "follows the course of the Teeters, a West Virginia family come to Florida to better their lives. What they find is degradation in a migrant labor camp near the Everglades. This novel served as an expose, and did bring about some changes in conditions in these camps."
Allapattah, Paperback / softback (September 2012)
The story of Toby Tiger, a young Seminole in the Everglades who is in despair at having to live in the white man s world. Allapattah means alligator or crocodile, a creature which becomes Toby Tiger s obsession, and he must wrestle it to set himself free."
River Is Home, Paperback / softback (August 2012)» View all books by Patrick D Smith
"The River Is Home" revolves around a Mississippi family s struggle to cope with changes in their rural environment. It is the story of Skeeter, a young boy growing up in a family poor in material goods but rich in the appreciation of their natural surroundings. The river they live on is the source of life and death. "
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