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A Land Remembered Tour

There are simply some books that you don't lend out. "A Land Remembered" in particular. Six months later, you still have a hole in your bookshelf. If you treasure your books, you are angry at a friend, and he or she is too embarrassed to mention that he or she hasn't returned your book because someone else has it and they can't remember who took it from them.

On the accounting side, the money you spend would be the equivalent of taking someone out for a good lunch. Imagine the difference between that and the hours and days of enjoying one of Patrick Smith's books, and knowing on top of it that it was a gift.

Bob Bickford


This isn't a book you want to lend to a friend or to family - you'll never get it back. BUY copies for them - every Floridian should be issued a copy at birth, and everyone who moves here should have to buy one when they get their driver's license. I just finished "Cross Creek" by MKR, and while that is certainly a great book, and everyone should read it - everyone MUST read "A Land Remembered." I grew up in the areas described by the book, and reading it awakened a whole new sense of pride and wonderment at what it meant to settle this great state.

Becky King


I read this novel a few years ago and probably not a day goes by that it doesn't cross my mind. It has been a wonderful conversation piece for three generations in the Boatright Family. I only wish my grandfathers could have read it.

Jeffry Boatright


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Voted BEST FLORIDA BOOK again for the 10th year in a row and recipient of many awards, read the Guestbook to see what people have to say about this ever popular novel.


A Land Remembered A Land Remembered Cover PhotoThe story opens with a rich but despondent Solomon Macivey as he cruises along Biscayne Bay in his silver Rolls Royce, then jumps back in time to 1858, when his grandfather, Tobias MacIvey, arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son. 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 a swamp. They survive and prosper, but at a high cost. No wonder this novel is such a hit!

This novel is revered among readers of all ages. The story is a shocking revelation to people who only think of Florida as a vacation destination. A Land Remembered was winner of the Florida Historical Society Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel.

A Land Remembered Hardbound, 403 pages - $19.95

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This award-winning DVD is a "Must See" for all Floridians!

Patrick Smith's Florida: A Sense of Place
A perfect companion to A Land Remembered, this award-winning DVD by Patrick Smith's son, Rick, allows you to get to know this beloved author in an intimate and fascinating 54-minute visit. Patrick Smith's Florida: A Sense of Place, will take you back in time to a Florida that once was, but which will never again be. Every Parick Smith reader and fan will love this DVD. Florida natives and new-comers alike will enjoy this nostalgic trip back in time.

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NEW - Now available as an ebook here and on Kindle and NOOK. The entire contents of Patrick Smith's Florida, A Sense of Place is ready for your reading pleasure in a convenient ebook that you can download and read today. We named it Tales About A Land Remembered And Other Books I've Written to avoid confusion with the DVD. Just $4.99 each.

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A White Deer And Other Stories

A White Deer And Other Stories Cover This is a collection of six short stories and a poem, written throughout Smith's writing career, going back as far as the 1960's. They are a delightful trip back into the deep South. The poem was written when he was 16 years old. Stories include:

• A White Deer
• Journey Into Karma
• Miss Jenny And the Minnows
• The Demise Of Bester Boo Boo
• A Pair Of Blue Shoes
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A White Deer And Other Stories is softbound, 104 pages, with chapter illustrations.

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Patrick Smith was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for this powerful novel, which remains one of his most popular books.

Forever Island
Forever Island

Forever Island has become the classic novel of the Everglades, evoking this haunting landscape in Patrick Smith's straight forward storytelling style. Since it first appeared in 1973, it has been published in 36 countries and continues to educate new generations of Floridians about the need to preserve and protect the only Everglades on earth and those who depend on it for their very survival.

It tells the story of Charlie Jumper, an old Seminole Indian who clings to the ancient ways and teaches them to his grandson. When the white man arrives with bulldozers and plans for profit from the land on which Charlie has lived for sixty years, the old man must fight to save what he considers holy. In warm, human terms, Smith recounts the struggle of this gentle old Indian who refuses to surrender his lifeblood to greed, disrespect and the white man's version of progress

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Allapattah
AllapattahAllapattah is the story of Toby Tiger, a young Seminole Indian who lives in despair in the white man's world. "Allapattah" means crocodile, a creature that becomes Toby's obsession and that he must wrestle to set himself free.

To Toby, his environment and his way of life are one and the same. When the white man encroaches on his territory - in the form of heartless hunters, haughty tourists, a by-the-book game warden and a harried judge - Toby must do the only thing he can to reconnect with the land that gives him sustenance, with his beloved grandfather, and with allapattah.

Like Forever Island, Allapattah will take you deep into the everglades and make life there so realistic that you will feel you have personally visited, whether you have or not.

Allapattah is an excellent companion book to Forever Island and should be in your collection of Patrick Smith books.


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The River is HomeThe River is Home
The story 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 spiritual values, a family that lived in harmony with their surroundings.

Those surroundings consisted of swamps, woodlands and the ever-present river that connected them to civiliazations, provided them with an abundant food supply, and challenged them with periodic floods. How each member of the boy's family did or did not adapt to the demands of the river is a study in contrasts.
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Angel City

Follow the course of the Teeters, a West Virginia family who came to Florida to better their lives. What they find is degradation in a migrant labor camp. His expose of those camps in Angel City served its intended purpose: to bring about change. Though this novel served as a social statement, it also works as a well-told social story, a work of literary art. It was also made into a movie and aired on CBS.

 

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The Beginning
The Beginning
This book was written in the 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights movement, and its publication in 1967 brought varied reactions. As a whole, the novel was favorably received, but not without its share of controversy. There were those who agreed that the novel was an accurate reflection of the times, and there were those who objected to the way certain levels of society - both black and white - were portrayed. It would have been impossible back then to write a novel about race relations in the South without taking shots from someone. Much has changed in the South and the nation since those turbulent times, particularly at this point in the United States' history.

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