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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

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Blood of My Blood

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Orange Pulp: Stories of Mayhem, Murder, and Mystery

This collection of Florida short stories and novellas from the masters of murder mystery is perfect for connoisseurs of crime fiction. Includes works from such notable authors as John D. MacDonald, Stephen Ransome, and Mary Roberts Rinehart. Also

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100% Pure Florida Fiction

An anthology of the best new Florida fiction showcasing the work of 21 writers, including Frederick Barthelme, Alison Lurie, Jill McCorkle, Peter Meinke, and Joy Williams. The stories have in common a Florida setting,

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Getting Naked with Harry Crews: Interviews

26 interviews conducted between 1972 and 1997 with novelist Harry Crews (author of 23 books) who discusses writing, literary influences, his fascination with so-called freaks, love of blood sports, and the impact of alcohol and drugs on his life and work.

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Idella Parker: From Reddick to Cross Creek

The further chronicles of Marjorie K. Rawlings' "Perfect Maid," who tells here of her early years as a young black school teacher, offers new stories of her 10 years with MKR, & details her experience of black life in rural central Florida since then.

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Surrounded on Three Sides

Hiaasenesque, classic reprint of a 1958 satire of the early days of Florida development. The protagonist, a NY City PR man seeking peace in Florida, uses his PR skills to "unsell" Florida & discourage tourists, investors, & developers away forever.

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Palmetto Leaves

First published in 1873, Palmetto Leaves is a collection of idyllic sketches by famed author Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) describing idyllic Florida life in the late 1800s. Descriptions of picnicking,

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"A River in Flood" and Other Florida Stories by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Collection of 9 Florida stories written by Florida’s grande dame

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Poems by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Songs of a Housewife