june, 2021

wed09jun11:00 AM12:00 PMOutdoor Event: Adult Backyard Book Club - A Land Remembered / Patrick D. SmithEvent held offsite at Canopy Shores Park 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Details

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Join Amy, a librarian, and AyoLane, a naturalist, for an outdoor book club that focuses on our natural world. We’ll discuss our all-time favorite nature titles, both fiction and non-fiction. The book club will meet at parks throughout St. Johns County, practically in your own backyard!

This month we’ll be reading the Florida classic, “A Land Remembered,” by Patrick D. Smith. This month’s meeting will take place at Canopy Shores Park. In this best-selling novel, Patrick D. Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life, and ends in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need. Between is a sweeping story rich in Florida history. A best-selling novel of Florida historical fiction, A Land Remembered was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and received the state’s highest literary award from the Florida Historical Society, the 1986 Tebeau Prize for the Most Outstanding Florida Historical novel.

This event is free and open to the public, but for social distancing purposes, registration is required. If the weather is sunny, please bring your own camp chair for sitting out under the trees. If it’s rainy, we’ll be sitting in the park pavilion. Masks are encouraged, social distancing is required. Feel free to bring your own snacks & beverages! Questions? Please call Amy at 904.827.6942 or email at aackerman@sjcfl.us.


(Wednesday) 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM