By Patrick D. Smith
PIn this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the tale of 3 generations of the MacIveys, a Florida relations who conflict the hardships of the frontier to upward thrust from a dirt-poor Cracker existence to the wealth and status of actual property tycoons. the tale opens in 1858, while Tobias MacIvey arrives within the Florida desert to begin a brand new existence along with his spouse and little one 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 solid of crusty, indomitable Crackers scuffling with wild animals, rustlers, accomplice deserters, mosquitoes, hunger, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a country out of the swamp. yet their so much ambitious adversary seems to be greed, together with ultimately 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 appreciate for the land and its flora and fauna.
A Land Remembered was once 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 on the grounds that 1984 and can be on hand in exchange paperback.
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