Florida Books

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A Land Remembered Cover Image
ISBN: 9781561641161
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Published: Pineapple Press - September 1996

A Land Remembered has been ranked #1 Best Florida Book eight times in annual polls conducted by Florida Monthly Magazine.

PIn this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons.

Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802122308
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Published: Grove Press - February 25th, 2014

Longlisted for the National Book Award and a "Kirkus Reviews" Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

Grayton Beach Affair Cover Image
ISBN: 9780984556403
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Published: T.D. Bailey & Associates - January 3rd, 2011

Christian Wolfe returns to Berlin after being educated in but disenchanted with America. Because of his skills in English and knowledge of America, he is coerced by the German military to locate and extract a high-level German officer imprisoned in a POW camp near the coast on the Gulf of Mexico.

Green Empire: The St. Joe Company and the Remaking of Florida's Panhandle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813029511
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Published: University Press of Florida - January 2006

Since the Great Depression, the St. Joe Company (formerly the St. Joe Paper Company) has been Florida's largest landowner, a forestry and transportation conglomerate whose influence has been commensurate with its holdings.

Savannah by the Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595541604
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Published: WestBow Press - May 30th, 2006

First, I had to lie to my boss. (Sort of.) Then my parents had a fight. (They never fight.) The pint-sized lapdog that is treated better than I am has thrown up. (Twice.) This vacation hasn't even started...and I'm ready to go home.

Seasons of Real Florida Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813034393
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Published: University Press of Florida - September 2009

"Winter in Florida smells of orange blossoms, while spring brings long mornings of fly-fishing. Summer saunters in like a breeze beneath a shade tree, and to the uninitiated, fall creeps in without notice. . . . Klinkenberg uncovers the beauty and mystery of his home state."--"Southern Living"


Strawberry Girl Cover Image
By Lois Lenski, Lois Lenski (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064405850
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Published: HarperTrophy - April 26th, 2005

The land was theirs, but so were its hardships

Strawberries -- big, ripe, and juicy. Ten-year-old Birdie Boyer can hardly wait to start picking them. But her family has just moved to the Florida backwoods, and they haven′t even begun their planting. ";Don′t count your biddies ′fore they′re hatched, gal young un "; her father tells her.

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446697828
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 2009

Lauren Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother keep family skeletons in the closet or sewing her acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister, Thalia, is her opposite, an impoverished actress who prides herself on exposing the lurid truths lurking behind middle class niceties.

The Sunday Wife Cover Image
By Cassandra King (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786890446
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Published: Hyperion Books - July 2nd, 2003

A captivating novel about one woman's journey toward independence and the life-changing friendship that guides her there. Married for 20 years to the Reverend Benjamin Lynch, a handsome, ambitious minister of the prestigious Methodist church, Dean Lynch has never quite adjusted her temperament to the demands of the role of a Sunday wife.

The Yearling Cover Image
ISBN: 9780020449317
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Published: Simon Pulse - March 30th, 1988

An instant bestseller when it was released in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize winner has been read and loved by school-age children across the nation for more than fifty years. In this classic story of the Baxter family and their wild, hard, and satisfying life in remote central Florida, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings has written one of the great novels of our times.

Shadow Country: A New Rendering of the Watson Legend Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812980622
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Published: Modern Library - December 2nd, 2008


Visions of Seaside: Foundation/Evolution/Imagination. Built and Unbuilt Architecture Cover Image
By Dhiru A. Thadani, Vincent Scully, Jr. (Foreword by), Paul Goldberger (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780847841530
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - September 3rd, 2013

Time magazine noted that Seaside "could be the most astonishing design achievement of its era…." Visions of Seaside is the most comprehensive book on the history and development of the nation’s first and most influential New Urbanist town.


Rare Coastal
Dune Lakes are fifteen, dynamic, geological treasures—freshwater with
occasional saltwater exchange from the gulf—in Walton County, Florida.
This full-color, 112-page photo book reveals the beauty and rarity of
the lakes and surrounding communities along the Scenic Highway 30A area.
Author/photographer Ginger Jackson Sinton explores the beauty of the
lakes and the diversity of the ecosystems surrounding them. With an eye
for nature and the environment, she weaves personal anecdotes throughout
the photo guidebook. A “Sense of Home” in the subtitle is twofold:
habitats of native plants and animals and her own fondness for the
colorful locale along the Gulf Coast.