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The United States of Books: Florida

Distract yourself from the Florida heat with these books that will transport you from private beaches to alligator-filled swamplands.

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    Florida

    Lauren Groff brings the reader into a physical world that is at once domestic and wild—a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce, yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still of an emotional, psychological nature.

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  2. 2

    Razor Girl

    A lovable con woman and a disgraced detective team up to find a redneck reality TV star in this raucous and razor-sharp novel from Carl Hiaasen.

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    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Discover Zora Neale Hurston’s lyrical masterpiece about a woman’s determined struggle for love and independence.

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    Fates and Furies

    Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation.

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    Best. State. Ever.

    A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Barry.

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    Shadow Country

    Read Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic about Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century.

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    Flight Patterns

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    The Deep Blue Good-by

    From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Deep Blue Good-by is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

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    Turtle Moon

    When Keith Rosen runs away from his Florida home—inexplicably taking along a motherless baby—his mother is perplexed, terrified, and ultimately takes off on her own journey to find him.

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