A Land Remembered
by Patrick D. Smith
Here are three generations of the MacIvey family, from dirt-poor Crackers to wealthy real estate tycoons, in an epic portrayal of the American pioneer will to survive against all odds. Here is the sweeping story of the land, how at first bare survival is scratched from it and then how it is exploited far beyond human need. Here is a rich, rugged history of Floridas pioneer spirit and natural world.
Winner of the Florida Historical Societys Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel.
Few novels come along these days which for power of narration equal this. The reader comes to appreciate the people of all of Americas frontiers as he reads of the struggles, triumphs, and defeats of the intrepid MacIveys. Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle-Herald
The personification of frontier life . . . the elemental struggle of man and nature. New York Times Book Review
Patrick Smith was born in Mendenhall, Mississippi, and educated at the University of Mississippi. He moved to Florida in 1966 and served as director of college relations at the Brevard Community College in Cocoa until 1988 when he retired. He still maintains an exhaustive speaking schedule, telling groups of every sort how literature can better our world. Four of his novels, The River is Home, Angel City, Forever Island, and Allapattah are available from Pineapple Press in two readers. Angel City was made into feature length motion picture. In 1995 Patrick Smith was elected by The Southern Academy of Letters, Arts and Science for its highest literary award, The Order of the South. Previous recipients include Eudora Welty, James Dickey, and Reynolds Price. In 1996 he was named a Florida Ambassador of the Arts, an honor given each year by the state of Florida to someone who has made significant contributions to Floridas cultural growth. Patrick Smith and his wife live on Merritt Island, Florida.
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