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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.The authors of these essays comFirst-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.The authors of these essays come to Florida for different reasons. Love, fortune, family, rest, natural beauty, or a fresh start. They encounter a place so diverse that it defies easy categorization. Lauren Groff describes her experience settling in Florida after growing up in the Northeast and finds an affinity with the strong-willed writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, who grew to resent the cities of her past and embraced the wild lands that inspired The Yearling. Cuban-born Susannah Rodriguez Drissi travels to Miami and learns what the city means for Cuban Americans--and what it doesn't mean to them. Deesha Philyaw returns to Jacksonville to care for her cancer-stricken mother, only to discover that their relationship is even more complicated than she'd always suspected. Rick Bragg recalls the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, a beauty endangered and very nearly destroyed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.In these stories, Florida is more than a setting--it's a character of its own. It stirs up hurricanes and rainstorms, enchants with natural springs and cypress forests, and endures in the face of pollution. For all of these writers, Florida is a force that brings about moments of personal insight and growth, a place where hard lessons are learned and true joy is experienced. Their essays illustrate that the places we inhabit put a stamp on us, even if we only call them home for a season.Contributors: Chantel Acevedo - Jan Becker - Marion Starling Boyer - Rick Bragg - Jennifer S. Brown - Lucy Bryan - Linda Buckmaster - Jill Christman - Susannah Rodriguez Drissi - Sarah Fazeli - Corey Ginsberg - Lauren Groff - Katelyn Keating - Sandra Gail Lambert - Lara Lillibridge - Bill Maxwell - Karen Salyer McElmurray - Deesha Philyaw - Lisa Roney - Jim Ross - Lia Skalkos...

Title : In Season: Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home, and Places in Between
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ISBN : 9780813056951
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 175 Pages
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