The River Is Home, and Angel City

The River Is Home, and Angel City

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by Patrick D. Smith
     
 

The River is Home, Smith's first novel, revolves around a Mississippi family's struggle to cope with changes in their rural environment.

Angel City is the powerful and moving expose of migrant workers in Florida in the 1970s, which was made into a critically acclaimed film.

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The River is Home, Smith's first novel, revolves around a Mississippi family's struggle to cope with changes in their rural environment.

Angel City is the powerful and moving expose of migrant workers in Florida in the 1970s, which was made into a critically acclaimed film.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Simply and powerfully written, with plenty of local color. The River Is Home stands out in the reader's mind as a work of art."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910923644
Publisher:
Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Series:
Patrick Smith Reader Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.65(h) x 1.40(d)

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Meet the Author

A native of Mendenhall, Mississippi, Patrick Smith earned both a B.A. and a master’s degree in English from the University of Mississippi. He moved to Florida in 1966 and began writing the novels about Florida that would make bring him lifelong recognition: The River Is Home, The Beginning, Forever Island, Angel City, Allapattah, and A Land Remembered. Smith has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize: in 1973 for Forever Island, which was a 1974 selection of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books; in 1978 for Angel City, which was produced as a movie of the week for the CBS television network; and in 1984 for A Land Remembered, which was an Editors’ Choice selection of the New York Times Book Review. In the annual statewide Best of Florida poll conducted by Florida Monthly Magazine, A Land Remembered has been ranked #1 Best Florida Book eight times. In 1985 Smith’s lifetime work was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1999 he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, which is the highest cultural honor bestowed by the state of Florida. In May 2002 Smith was the recipient of the Florida Historical Society’s Fay Schweim Award as the “Greatest Living Floridian.” The one-time-only award was established to honor the one individual who has contributed the most to Florida in recent history. Additionally, Smith earned the 2012 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing presented by the Florida Humanities Council. The judges felt that “Patrick Smith’s books have been hugely significant to the citizens of Florida . . . [and] that A Land Remembered is an iconic Florida book that has resonated with generations of Floridians in helping people understand the history of this remarkable state.”

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The River Is Home, and Angel City 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Patrick Smith is one of the best authors ever. He puts his heart and soul into his books and one can't help but become a part of the stories. I can take myself back and imagine the hardships endured by the river people, the migrant workers, and the Indians. Life was simple then, but also extremely difficult. Herein you will find the poorest of the poor, yet the richest in heart and mind. These times were when people literally worked for a living.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is very well written and will hold your interest from beginning to end.it brings to life the stories of how people lived and did things years ago.it is hard to imagine the things people went through to survive.i look forward to reading other books written by patrick smith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago