The first Florida book I read was Patrick D. Smith’s book, A Land Remembered, which is a must read for all those who consider themselves to be Floridians or would like to know that Florida didn’t bloom from Space Mountain. The second book I read on Florida was long time Miami Herald columnist Al Burt’s Tropic of Cracker, in which are reprints of his Herald articles. Jeff Klinkenberg was my third Florida author that graced these eyes with Seasons of Real Florida.
writes in much of the same fashion as Burt with non-fiction tales of Florida, the good, the bad, and the snowbirds. He doesn’t limit his stories to just crackers either, although that wouldn’t be bad. I’ve ordered his latest book, Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators
, and it is being carried across the pond by a friend.
Now, I ran across daily op-ed/non-fiction posts in the St. Pete Times. I thought I begin to start a new periodic blog posting called Klinkenberg Korner where I post his articles and comment on them.
Do you have any Klinkenberg favorites: books, articles, stories?