The Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library in the Meeting Room. Join the Southwest Book Club this month to discuss A Land Remembered
by Patrick Smith. Discussion will be led by guest presenter and researcher, Carol Everhart.
In this novel, award-winning author, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. A Land Remembered was winner of the Florida Historical Society Tebeau Prize as the "Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel".
Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you are unable to attend the meeting or you would like to join our discussion, you can share your thoughts or respond to the discussion questions below. Simply click "Comments" located at the bottom of this post. Join the discussion!
1. Most people probably have perceptions of Florida as the home of theme parks and vacation sports. How has your idea of Florida changed since reading this book?
2. The topic of environmentalism, especially in some endangered areas of Florida is a critical issue today. Discuss how people like the MacIveys both hurt and helped the Florida environment.
3. The MacIveys' acceptance of people of different cultures helped them to make friends who stood by them in their difficult times. What made these mutually beneficial relationships possible?