The Official Patrick D. Smith Store

People ask us all the time, “Which book should I get?” We always say, “Get all of them!”

Seriously, every one of Patrick Smith’s books is a gem. He’s best known for A Land Remembered but the subject matter of his novels is very diverse.  Below is a short synopsis of each book. Just click the image and you’ll be taken to a page with a more in-depth description.

We are the ONLY place where you can get the entire collection of 10 books and his DVD, Patrick Smith’s Florida, A Sense of Place. You get all 10 books plus the DVD for $145, a savings of over $25 off the individual prices. Read more …

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A Land Remembered

A rich and rugged Florida history featuring a memorable cast of crusty, indomitable characters battling wild animals, rustlers, Confederate deserters, mosquitoes, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of a swamp. But at what cost? Read more …

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Forever Island

The aged Seminole Charlie Jumper and his wife Lily have lived in the Everglades their entire lives, but when white developers have destructive plans for the land, Charlie finds himself in a desperate fight to save the home he’s always known. Read more …

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The Seas That Mourn

In 1942, 17-year old Jimmy Kendall leaves his small Mississippi town to join the Merchant Marine. He soon discovers  that supplying  the troops in unprotected waters exposes him to some of the fiercest battles in WWII. Includes very exciting battle scenes. Read more …

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Allapattah

Seminole Toby Tiger hates living in the white man’s world. When he can no longer take the heartless hunters, snooty tourists and controlling officials, he does the only thing he knows how to reconnect with the land, with his beloved grandfather and with allapattah. But is it worth losing his life? Read more …

The River is Home

Patrick Smith’s first novel, written in 10 days in 1953. The Pearl River is not only home to the poor Cory family, it also is the source of life, happiness, heartbreak and death as they struggle to adapt to the changes in their rural environment Read more …

The Beginning

Civil rights workers head to the small, sleepy, fictitious Mississippi town of Midvale in the 1960s. As they try to establish a “freedom school” the old ways collide with a changing South where issues of relations between races are not simply black and white but incredibly complex. Read more …

Angel City

Jared Teeter and his family make their way to Florida with dreams of a better life. What they find instead is a nightmare in a migrant labor camp, where they become the indentured servants of a soulless crew chief. Trapped, Jared must stay alert – and alive – to rescue his family and the prisoners around him. A 1980 CBS movie. Read more …

The Last Ride

Championship bull rider Pee Wee Mercer is at the top of his career and having the time of his life as one of the best on the American rodeo circuit. Then one fateful match up with a bull named V8 renders him a quadriplegic. A true story.  Read more …

A White Deer and other stories

A determined young man’s hunt for a mythical creature, a crazy spinster with a dangerous secret, a tormented sailor facing his past, a precocious cat’s disastrous choice; these are just some of the tales you’ll discover in this charming collection of Smith’s short stories. Read more …

In Search of The Russian Bear

In 1983 Patrick Smith and his wife Iris traveled throughout the Soviet Union and Uzbekistan. Smith relates these experiences through fascinating stories and images in the fun, factual chronicle. Come along on this fascinating and fun journey. Read more …

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Patrick Smith’s Florida, A Sense of Place

In this multiple award-winning video you get to know Patrick Smith in an intimate and fascinating 54-minute visit. He personally takes you back to a Florida that once was, but never again will be. Produced by Smith’s son Rick (Patrick, Jr.) Read more …

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The Complete Collection

Get all 10 of Patrick Smith’s books and the DVD listed at left for $140 and  SAVE OVER $20. You also get an attractive FREE book bag to carry your treasures home in. Read more …

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studentsWe have heard from many parents and teachers that this book was just what was needed to teach a youngster the joy of reading (the kids tell us the same thing). Give your child, grandchild, niece, nephew or friend the gift of a lifelong love of reading by getting them started on a book they are sure to finish. Read more here …

Florida Crackers DVDOccasionally, someone comes along to keep the torch of our pioneering ancestors burning. My father did it when he wrote A Land Remembered.

Some friends of mine have accomplished a similar feat with their skills in filmmaking. I’m happy to announce the release of a new movie made with an equal amount of love and respect for a vanishing lifestyle. I’m talking about Florida Crackers: the Cattlemen and Cowboys of Florida.

This story starts back to 1521, when Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in what is now Florida and introduced the first cattle and horses into North America. Some descendants of these early pioneering families still play a major role in Florida’s cattle industry to this day, working the land and raising the cattle that their families have owned for generations.

The film is about real-life, working cowboys in Florida: their history, their culture, and the uncertain future they face as they strive to preserve their way of life in a fast-paced modern world.

Florida Crackers: the Cattlemen and Cowboys of Florida DVD $19.95

Butch-CoverThis DVD contains 58-minutes of stories in three chapters. The first section, filmed at a Florida pioneer homestead at Florida Capital State Park in Perry, Florida, provides a rich introduction to early settler life. An authentic settler house and outbuildings provide the perfect background as Butch demonstrates how and why settlers built the typical “Cracker House,” what they ate and how they lived.

In the second section, Butch entertains us with true tales of his life as a guide and gladesman in the Florida Everglades. These are colorful stories of frogs, fish and alligators in the world that was Butch’s playground, a world that is increasingly threatened today.

Florida Cracker Storyteller DVD – $19.95