Gathered from the author's 20-year romance with America's southernmost city, here is a collection of 60 essays and 65 photos that show Key West's brimming treasure chest of fascinating lore. The essays in this book are both hilarious and poignant parables that delve into the history of a place where the sun shines every day. 65 photos.
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June Keith is a former columnist for the Miami Herald and the author of June Keith's Key West and the Florida Keys and More Postcards from Paradise. She lives in Key West.From Booklist:
The best way to appreciate this book of 60 essays and accompanying photographs is to kick off your shoes, find the nearest wicker chair, and place your favorite refreshment close at hand. The miles between you and Keith's Key West will melt away as her words transport you to her "paradise" island. Keith writes a regular column on Key West for the Miami Herald; collected here, the columns, as the title indicates, do have the feel of a series of well-written, thought-provoking postcards. There truly is a love affair between Keith and the citizenry and quirky culture that make Key West such a magical place. Where else can you get superb cafe con leche at a laundromat? There is much to make the heart soar here, but there is also a great deal of sadness. Can this really be a book about paradise if it has an index with more references to AIDS than to the Seven Mile Bridge? Highlights include thoughts on the joys of waitressing and a piece about an encounter between the bikers (as in leather and motorcycles) and the "fairies." Reading through these essays is like spending a short time in Key West: with the dawn of each new day, you have the anticipation of a new adventure. Randall Enos
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Descrizione libro Palm Island Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0964343487
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97809643434811.0