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By Patrick D. Smith

A Land Remembered has been ranked number 1 most sensible Florida booklet 8 occasions in annual polls carried out through Florida per 30 days journal.

PIn this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the tale of 3 generations of the MacIveys, a Florida kin who conflict the hardships of the frontier to upward push from a dirt-poor Cracker existence to the wealth and status of genuine property tycoons. the tale opens in 1858, while Tobias MacIvey arrives within the Florida desert to begin a brand new existence together with his spouse and youngster son, and ends generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited a long way past human want. The sweeping tale that emerges is a wealthy, rugged Florida historical past that includes a memorable solid of crusty, indomitable Crackers combating wild animals, rustlers, accomplice deserters, mosquitoes, hunger, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a state out of the swamp. yet their such a lot ambitious adversary seems to be greed, together with ultimately their very own. Love and tenderness are the following too: the hopes and passions of every new iteration, friendships with the persecuted blacks and Indians, and recognize for the land and its natural world.

A Land Remembered used to be winner of the Florida historic Society's Tebeau Prize because the most eminent Florida ancient Novel. Now in its 14th hardcover printing, it's been in print considering 1984 and is additionally to be had in alternate paperback.

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