is a civilized place with eighteen million residents, fine universities,
art museums, world-class restaurants, and other modern amenities.
It is also home to panthers, bears, rattlesnakes, and alligators,
just waiting to take a bite out of the unprepared.
With a keen
eye for detail and a lyrical style, Jeff Klinkenberg sets his
sights on the contradictions that make up the Sunshine State.
No one else would think to engage a professional symphony orchestra
tuba player to find out whether bull gators will thunderously
bellow back at a low B-flat during mating season (they do, but
only to that pitch). From fishing camps and country stores to
museums and libraries, Klinkenberg is forever unearthing the magic
that makes Florida a place worth celebrating.
pages, Paperback, 6 x 9, © 2015