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In Season: Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home, and Places In Between

First-time travelers to Florida often imagine the state as just a vacationland or a swamp—a place to visit and to leave behind. But the writers in this collection discover the truth that everyone who’s lived in the state knows. When you venture into Florida you won’t find what you expect, and what you do find will stay with you forever.           

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Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

In this finely crafted literary biography, Canter Brown Jr. and Larry Eugene Rivers examine Bryan's formative years in Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana, pairing historical insights with selections of her best writing to illustrate how the obstacles she overcame shaped what she wrote.

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Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future

Traces the long standing effort to build a canal across Florida

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Randy Wayne White's Ultimate Tarpon Book: The Birth of Big Game Fishing

Randy Wayne White's Ultimate Tarpon Book offers everything you could ever want to know about the origins of big game fishing, told in the words of those who were there.

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Homegrown in Florida

Florida can seem like a child’s dream of paradise: endless sunny days, trips to the beach to swim and build sandcastles, bike riding without a jacket in the middle of January, and magical theme parks only a short drive away. But what was life really like for those who grew up here?

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Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Two celebrated writers challenged by the color line

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's Cross Creek Sampler: A Book of Quotations

Bon mots from one of the twentieth century’s most beloved writers

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Matecumbe

The never before published and "lost" Florida novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener. Matecumbe is a boon for fans who have longed for more Michener in the ten years since his death.

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The Uncollected Writings of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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The Wide Brim: Early Poems and Ponderings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Often described as the savior of the Everglades, Marjory Stoneman Douglas is best known for having been Florida's most passionate environmentalist, but she was first, foremost, and always a writer. As the author of fiction and nonfiction books, most notably The Everglades: River of Grass, and scores of short stories, Douglas devoted over ninety years to her career as a writer. Her fascinating and little-known work as a journalist began as a columnist for the Miami Herald