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Matecumbe

Matecumbe( )
Author: Michener, James A.
Afterword by: Avenick, Joe
ISBN:978-0-8130-3152-1
Publication Date:Sep 2007
Publisher:University Press of Florida
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $21.00
Book Description:

Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener was in his sixties when he began traveling frequently to the Florida Keys. One result of those visits was the novel Matecumbe, named after two of the islands that comprise the town of Islamorada, located approximately half way between Miami and Key West.   Never before published, Matecumbe features many of the hallmarks of Michener's best work, including detailed descriptions of place....
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Southern
Fiction / Romance / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.52 Inches
Book Weight:0.6 Pounds
Author Biography
Michener, James A. (Author)
James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home."

Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.

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