Here Are Patrick Smith's "Other" Books And A DVD You Are Sure To Enjoy
was written in the 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights movement,
and its publication in 1967 brought varied reactions. As a whole, the
novel was favorably received, but not without its share of controversy.
There were those who agreed that the novel was an accurate reflection
of the times, and there were those who objected to the way certain
levels of society - both black and white - were portrayed. It would
have been impossible back then to write a novel about race relations in
the South without taking shots from someone. Much has changed in the South and the nation since those turbulent times, particularly at this point in the United States' history.
Perhaps enough time has now passed so that readers can view The Beginning
as what it was intended to be: a look into a changing South where even
issues of relations between races were not simply black and white but
as complex as the motivations within the human heart. This novel has
been out of print for several years.
Customers have repeatedly asked for it, and have paid premium
prices of over $100 for used copies on eBay and other such sites. Now
we are happy to make it available in paperback for only $16.95.
The Beginning - $16.95 -
Patrick Smith's Florida, A Sense of Place
A Multiple Award-Winning
Smith personally narrates this multiple award-winning program as video,
historical photos and re-enacted scenes bring his stories of "Old
Florida" and the interesting people and experiences he had on the way
to writing his novels to life.
If you have heard any of Patrick Smith popular talks or read any of his
novels, you will love this DVD because you feel like you are personally
spending an hour with this celebrated author. If you have not yet read
any of his novels, this will make you want to! 54 wonderful minutes.
Read more here.
A White Deer and Other Stories
A White Deer and other stories
is Patrick Smith's latest release and the only collection of his short
stories, spanning many decades of development as a writer.
It contains six delightful short
stories that are pure Patrick Smith style. There is even a poem he
wrote when he was 16 years old.
This is a "must read" for Patrick Smith fans. It allows you to
look at his writing as it developed through several decades. You can
see that he developed his "voice" as a writer early, and these stories
show that voice developing through time.
Click here to read more about A White Deer.
You will love these stories:
• A White Deer (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
• Journey Into Karma (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
• Miss Jenny And the Minnows (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
• The Demise Of Bester Boo Boo (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
• A Pair Of Blue Shoes (This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
• Fried Mullet And Grits - Read this entire story for FREE. Click here.
(This story is also available on Kindle and NOOK for $2.99)
A White Deer And Other Stories is softbound, 104 pages, with chapter illustrations.
A White Deer And Other Stories - $10.95 Also available on Kindle and NOOK!
Read the entire story of Fried Mullet And Grits for FREE. Click here.
Patrick Smith was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for this powerful novel, which remains one of his most popular books.
has become the
classic novel of the Everglades, evoking this haunting landscape in
Patrick Smith's straight forward storytelling style. Since it first
appeared in 1973, it has been published in 36 countries and contnues to
educate new generations of Floridians about the need to preserve and
protect the only Everglades on earth and those who depend on it for
their very survival.
story of Charlie Jumper, an old Seminole Indian who clings to the
ancient ways and teaches them to his grandson. When the white man
arrives with bulldozers and plans for profit from the land on which
Charlie hs lived for sixty years, the old man must fight to save what
he considers holy. In warm, human terms, Smith recounts the struggle of
this gentle old Indian who refuses to surrender his lifeblood to greed, disrespect, and the white man's version of progress
Forever Island $14.95
(Hardbound) 185 pages -
You can read the 1st
chapter of Forever Island right now, for free. Click here.
here for an extensive review of Forever Island.
is the story of Toby Tiger, a young Seminole Indian who lives in
despair in the white man's world. "Allapattah" means crocodile, a
creature that becomes Toby's obsession and that he must wrestle to set
To Toby, his environment and his way of life are one and the same. When
the white man encroaches on his territory - in the form of heartless
hunters, haughty tourists, a by-the-book game warden, and a harried
judge - Toby must do the only thing he can to reconnect with the land
that gives him sustenance, with his beloved grandfather, and with
Like Forever Island, Allapattah will take you deep into the everglades
and make life there so realistic that you well feel you have personally
visited, whether you have or not.
Allapattah is an excellent companion book to Forever Island and should be in your collection of Patrick Smith books.
$10.95 (Softbound) - 200 pages -
The Last Ride
The story revolves around a Mississippi family's struggle to cope with
changes in their rural environment. It is the story of Skeeter, a young
boy growing up in a family poor in material goods but rich in spiritual
values, a family that lived in harmony with their surroundings.
Those surroundings consisted of swamps, woodlands and the ever-present
river that connected them to civiliazations, provided them with an
abundant food supply, and challenged them with periodic floods. How
each member of the boy's family did or did not adapt to the demands of
the river is a study in contrasts.
The River is Home $10.95
Click here for a fascinating background story
on The River is Home.
course of the Teeters, a West Virginia family who came to Florida to
better their lives. What they find is degradation in a migrant labor
camp. His expose of those camps in Angel City served
its intended purpose: to bring about change. Though this novel served
as a social statement, it also works as a well-told social story, a
work of literary art. It was also made into a movie and aired on CBS.
to learn much more about Angel City.
the 1st chapter of Angel City for FREE here.
Angel City $10.95 (Softbound) -
“The Last Ride is a masterpiece,
recording in depth the lives and the world of rodeo people little
known, where the payoff to most is broken bones and 'gas money.' I
predict this book will become a classic.” -Buddy Ebsen
On November 11, 1995, at the age of 25, former bull riding
champion “Pee Wee” Mercer suffered an accident while dismounting a bull
at the Southeastern Circuit Final at Brighton, Florida which resulted
in a broken neck and severed spinal cord, thus changing his life
forever. The Last Ride is the dramatic story of his life both before and after the accident.
Although this book covers Pee Wee's rodeo career throughout
Florida and many other parts of the United States, it is not just a
book about rodeo. It is also the story of young love gone awry, of
adventure, high humor, youthful exuberance during those years when
young people think they are indestructible, of hopes and dreams of the
future and how those hopes and dreams are shattered forever in just one
split second of time.
This is also a heartfelt story of courage, of the determination to
endure in a world few others can even imagine. Sometimes it is a very
lonely world indeed, one peopled only with memories.
The Last Ride will grip the
interest and emotions of all readers, young and old alike. It is much
like taking a literary rafting trip down a turbulent mountain stream.
You will become part of the action and will be there each step of the
Pee Wee told his story to friend and award-winning author Patrick
Smith, who helped Pee Wee get his story in print. Smith says at the end
of this book, Pee Wee Mercer is truly a “Profile in Courage.”
$18, Hardbound, 183 pages -
Yes You Can Get An Autographed Bookplate!
Get your books autographed! You can order an original, personally
signed "With Best Wishes, Patrick Smith" archival bookplate to be
placed in your books for $15.00 each here. We'll place it in your book
unless you specify otherwise.
Autographed bookplate $15.00 -
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