By Patrick D. Smith
PIn this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the tale of 3 generations of the MacIveys, a Florida kinfolk who conflict the hardships of the frontier to upward thrust from a dirt-poor Cracker lifestyles to the wealth and status of actual property tycoons. the tale opens in 1858, whilst Tobias MacIvey arrives within the Florida desert to begin a brand new existence along with his spouse and child son, and ends generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited some distance past human want. The sweeping tale that emerges is a wealthy, rugged Florida historical past that includes a memorable solid of crusty, indomitable Crackers scuffling with wild animals, rustlers, accomplice deserters, mosquitoes, hunger, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a nation out of the swamp. yet their so much ambitious adversary seems to be greed, together with eventually their very own. Love and tenderness are right here too: the hopes and passions of every new iteration, friendships with the persecuted blacks and Indians, and admire 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 old Novel. Now in its 14th hardcover printing, it's been in print considering the fact that 1984 and can be on hand in exchange paperback.
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A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith