Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real Florida

Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators More Stories about Real Florida Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators provides a welcome opportunity for readers to discover the character and characters of real Florida In this compilation drawn in part from his award winning columns

  • Title: Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real Florida
  • Author: Jeff Klinkenberg Raymond Arsenault Gary Mormino
  • ISBN: 9780813032085
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators provides a welcome opportunity for readers to discover the character and characters of real Florida In this compilation, drawn in part from his award winning columns, Klinkenberg celebrates some of the Sunshine State s most distinctive personalities, including the original Coppertone girl and the actor who played the Creature from th Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators provides a welcome opportunity for readers to discover the character and characters of real Florida In this compilation, drawn in part from his award winning columns, Klinkenberg celebrates some of the Sunshine State s most distinctive personalities, including the original Coppertone girl and the actor who played the Creature from the Black Lagoon Along the way, he travels to swamps, rickety piers, and Florida s only cook your own pancake restaurant Ranging from light and comical to wistful and nostalgic, Klinkenberg roams the state from panhandle to the keys, looking to answer the question, What makes Florida Florida Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators will be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of longtime fans or readers new to his work.

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    1. Whether he is writing about a make-them-yourself pancake house, a man who lost an arm to an alligator named Mojo, or his mother shortly after her death, St. Petersburg Times columnist Jeff Klinkenberg goes far beyond the obvious goal of documenting what Florida means to him in his collection "Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators." The writing is consistently engaging, the range of topics fascinating, and the inspiration to seek out more of his work at the St. Petersburg Times website a natural bypr [...]

    2. I have enjoyed reading Jeff's articles in the St. Pete Times. I typically try to read Florida related books while on Florida vacations and this justly suited the bill for our trip to Fanning Springs. Reading (and re-reading a few) of the stories one after the other did give me pause. Soem of the stories felt intrusive into someone's very private moments regardless of their permission to have it published.

    3. Love to read some Klinkenberg when visiting Florida, he writes about the odd, different, special people and places that makes this state so crazy and unique. Though so much of Florida has been strip malled, condoized and otherwise wrecked, Jeff helps find the place that once was and can still be found with some searching.

    4. A semi-sequel to his "Seasons of Real Florida", "Pilgrim" sees Jeff Klinkenberg continuing to do what he does best -- tell local color stories about his home state. Klinkenberg focuses a bit more on people and their work in this volume, and ultimately, I found it less satisfying, though still enjoyable.

    5. As a Florida girl with sand in her shoes who now lives in western North Carolina, this book really took me back to a place that felt, smelled, tasted, and looked like home. Klinkenberg is a wonderful storyteller and the essays in this book form a beautifully detailed portrait of Old Florida.

    6. Compilation of non-fiction stories and articles by the author about Florida. Unfortunately, I didn't find most of them very interesting but I think it is a matter of personal taste rather than bad writing.

    7. Finished this last night and thought it was great! He reminds me a lot of Charles Kurault. If you live in Florida or just visit here, I highly recommend this one! Very character driven stories that were delightful to read.

    8. I really enjoyed this collection of non-fiction short stories about Florida. As a transplant to this area, I am always delighted to learn more about its various regions. This book gave me some great ideas for day/weekend trips around the state.

    9. I love Klinkenberg's writing. Greatly expands my knowledge and understanding of Florida and all its quirkiness.

    10. As a native Floridian, I truly enjoy Klinkeberg's stories of real Florida and the interesting people who live here.

    11. Klinkenberg's columns could use more editing, and his endings are often forced. But he's a good storyteller who writes about the people and places that make the state unique.

    12. It feels as if you are having dinner with the best Florida cracker story telleryou leave the table full from the food and savoring the stories.ghtful

    13. This book is a compilation of short stories, most of them reflecting on the Florida that was, rather than the Florida that is, and the people who make it the place it is.

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