By Patrick D. Smith
PIn this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the tale of 3 generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family members who conflict the hardships of the frontier to upward push from a dirt-poor Cracker existence to the wealth and status of actual property tycoons. the tale opens in 1858, whilst Tobias MacIvey arrives within the Florida desolate tract to begin a brand new existence together with his spouse and baby 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 background that includes a memorable forged of crusty, indomitable Crackers combating wild animals, rustlers, accomplice deserters, mosquitoes, hunger, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a country out of the swamp. yet their so much bold 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 appreciate for the land and its natural world.
A Land Remembered used to be winner of the Florida ancient Society's Tebeau Prize because the most eminent Florida old Novel. Now in its 14th hardcover printing, it's been in print on account that 1984 and is usually to be had in alternate paperback.
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A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith