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Book Launch for “Dreaming the Marsh”

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Book Cover with Cypress Trees in water. Dreaming the Marsh an environmental fable by Elizabeth McCulloch

“Dreaming the Marsh” (Twisted Road Publications, 2019) is eco-fiction infused with magical realism, an environmental fable that is uniquely Floridian. Mother Nature has had enough and a day of reckoning is coming, foretold by words that mysteriously appear on the side of a shiny new building. When the reckoning arrives, in the form of a giant sinkhole that swallows the site of a planned development, a large lake, and several miles of interstate highway, the citizens of Opakulla, Florida, struggle to understand what is happening. A geologist wants to study it, the developers relish its wild beauty, and the mayor plans to stop it. Only the owner of a local café, who speaks with the Ancients, understands it, and she isn’t telling.

A book signing will follow Ms. McCulloch’s presentation.

Elizabeth McCulloch was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and lived in New England, the Midwest, Canada, and the South before putting down roots and finding her home in Gainesville, Florida, almost forty years ago. Previously a lawyer, then a teacher, she has had children of various stripes: one born, two foster, one step, and the granddaughter she is now raising with her husband. “Dreaming the Marsh” is her first novel. She has two illustrated blogs on her website, In “The Feminist Grandma” she writes personal essays on family, friends, aging, and things that thrill or annoy her. In “Big Books from Small Presses” she primarily reviews books which are not well-known, and only reviews books she can praise, believing there’s no point in saying, “Here’s a book you’ve never heard of, and I don’t recommend it.”

This event is sponsored in part by Visit Gainesville / Alachua County, FL and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.


September 15
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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