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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
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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"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
know this beloved author in an intimate and fascinating 54-minute
visit. Patrick Smith's Florida: A Sense of
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.
Smith's Florida: A Sense of Place DVD $19.95 -
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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
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A White Deer And Other Stories
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
• Fried Mullet And Grits Read this story for FREE, now.
A White Deer And Other Stories is softbound, 104 pages, with chapter
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Read a sample story for FREE - Fried Mullet &
Patrick Smith was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for this powerful novel, which remains one of his most popular books.
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.
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
Forever Island $14.95
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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
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
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.
Allapattah $10.95 (Softbound) - 200 pages -
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.
NEW - The River is Home $10.95
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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.
to learn much more about Angel City.
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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.
The Beginning Softbound - $16.95
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We call these the “Lost Books” because most people have never
heard of them due to poor distribution. We have now acquired rights to
them and are thrilled to make these books available. We’ll have them
for sale on our multimedia tours and soon they will be
available here, online.
The Seas That Mourn
Seas That Mourn is an action packed WWII adventure about a young man
who joins the U.S. Merchant Marine in 1942 to serve his country. Based
on true events, the story takes the reader on some of the perilous
journeys made by Merchant Mariners in the dark years of WWII and
reveals the life these unsung heroes lived.
Patrick Smith was
a Merchant Marine right at the end of WWII. How much of this book is
autobiographical, we’ll never know. One thing we do know is that his
experiences greatly shaped this book. 276 pages
The Seas That Mourn - $20 (Hardbound)
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The Last Ride
“The Last Ride is
a masterpiece, recording in depth the lives and the world of rodeo
people little known, where the payoff to most is broken bones and 'gas
money.' I predict this book will become a classic.” -Buddy Ebsen
On November 11, 1995, at the age of 25, former bull riding
champion “Pee Wee” Mercer suffered an accident while dismounting a bull
at the Southeastern Circuit Final at Brighton, Florida which resulted
in a broken neck and severed spinal cord, thus changing his life
forever. The Last Ride is the dramatic story of his
life both before and after the accident.
The Last Ride - $18, Hardbound, 183 pages
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In Search of the Russian Bear: An American Writer's Odyssey in the Former Soviet Union
on Smith's experiences in the Soviet Union in 1983, this book is a
cultural bridge to Russia and Uzbekistan. The author and his wife
traveled as honored guests in those countries and their experiences are
related in this book. It contains real-life, fascinating stories and
includes photos and a map. 232 pages
In Search of the Russian Bear - $20 (Hardbound)
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