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Florida is A Land Remembered

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Photo of Rick Smith holding his father's book "A Land Remembered"

Literary heir Rick Smith will bring his father’s novel “A Land Remembered” to life with a multimedia expedition through Florida’s past at three Alachua County Library District branches in February.

Patrick Smith’s best-selling novel spans the modern state’s formative years from 1858 through 1968.
The acclaimed book follows the MacIvey family’s struggle from poverty to wealth over three generations as the family grapples with Florida’s untamed landscape. Often called “Florida’s favorite book,” the novel remains Patrick Smith’s crowning work. He passed away in 2014.

In this program, Rick Smith will introduce you to his father and the life experiences that prepared him to chronicle the world of Florida pioneers. His show incorporates photos, videos, paintings, and music to enliven Florida history, while telling Patrick Smith’s story.

This program for teens and adults is free and open to the public. Rick Smith will take questions following the presentation and sign books.

This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Library.


February 26
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Millhopper Branch | Alachua County Library District
3145 NW 43rd St
Gainesville, FL 32606 United States
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