The River Is Home (Paperback)

By Patrick D. Smith

Pineapple Press, 9781561645664, 222pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2012

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Award winning Florida novelist Patrick Smith's first novel, The River Is Home revolves around a Mississippi family's struggle to cope with changes in their rural environment. Poor in material possessions, Skeeter's kinfolk are rich in their appreciation of their beautiful natural surroundings. The river on which they live--with its food supply, steamboats, and floods--figures strongly in their lives as the source of life, change, and death. Though their life is a simple one, it's filled with friendship, loyalty, love, and compassion.

About the Author

Born in Mississippi, Pat Smith has lived in Florida since 1966, writing about its nature and people. He also wrote A Land Remembered, Allapattah, Forever Island, and Angel City, all available from Pineapple Press.