A Land Remembered
"So you've been to Disney and the beaches and you think you know
Florida? This will open your eyes and your mind to the "real" Florida,
before theme parks, beach motels, air conditioning and cheap souvenirs.
An amazing first-class chronicle of Florida's land, people, wildlife
and wild places. Unforgettable, well-written story of a Florida family
and the one of a kind beauty of Florida's natural habitat!"
A Land Remembered
is on my top ten list of all time greatest novels, which is interesting
because I don't often read or enjoy historical fiction. This moving and
epic novel tells the story of three generations of Florida settlers
fighting to survive in old Florida. These settlers not only survive but
prosper as well. However, with this prosperity comes a human and
Ft. Myers, FL
A New Book by Patrick Smith
A White Deer And Other Stories
Paperback, 104 pages $10.95 - Also available on Kindle and NOOK - see below.
This is a collection of six short stories and a poem.
The short stories were written throughout Smith's writing career, going
back as far as the 1960's. Reading them, you can see him developing the
literary style for which he later became famous.
They are a delightful trip back into the deep South. The poem was written when he was 16 years old.(Son Rick Smith speaking here)
These stories of my father's go back a long way. I read some of them
when I was a child. He was much younger than I am now when he wrote
them. I remember the cat he wrote about in The Demise of Bester Boo
Boo. We lived in Oxford, Mississippi then. That story was real. We
really had that cat.
I was thrilled to learn
that Dad had kept all of these stories safely tucked away in file
folders. I was honored when he said I could publish them. When I read
them as a young boy, in my wildest dreams I could not have imagined
that one day I would publish them. Re-reading these stories, I can see
that even back when Dad was writing them, he was laying the foundation
for his later literary work. The style is quintessential Patrick Smith.
I'm sure he wrote them for the pure joy of writing; a writer has to
write to hone his skills. He couldn't have known that one day he would
author a beloved novel like A Land Remembered, write a book called Forever Island that would be printed in 46 countries, or have a novel like Angel City made into a movie.
Back then he was working a day job in public relations, raising a
family, and writing when he had the time and inspiration to do so. The
honors and awards would come later.It is my privilege to bring these
stories out of the file folders where they have been patiently waiting
and make them available for you to enjoy.
You will love these stories:
• A White Deer (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
• Journey Into Karma (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
• Miss Jenny And the Minnows (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
• The Demise Of Bester Boo Boo (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
• A Pair Of Blue Shoes (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
• Fried Mullet And Grits (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
A White Deer And Other Stories is softbound, 104 pages, with chapter illustrations.
A White Deer And Other Stories - Paperback, 104 pages $10.95
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