Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real


  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real Florida (Florida History and Culture)
  • Jeff Klinkenberg
  • English
  • 15 April 2014
  • 9780813036946

10 thoughts on “Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real Florida (Florida History and Culture)

  1. Mary Mary says:

    The author is a very good writer He is clear concise and writes in a way that will make you want to keep on reading The Floridians he writes about are truly uniue and reminded me of how truly uniue a place Florida is It reminded me of the Florida I remember when I was growing up in the sixties and seventies My family visited Florida several weeks every summer and it was a different place than it is today Every summer we would visit a different city as the author writes about many different cities in his book I am looking forward to reading books by Mr Klinkenberg


  2. Jennifer Nanek Jennifer Nanek says:

    Great Florida storiesWhen I started reading this I thought it was about cool Florida places and it isbut its about Florida's people and how uniue they are Very much enjoyed this book about my adoptive home stateThe chapter about Lake Wales was my favorite


  3. andrea andrea says:

    More great storytelling about Florida I really enjoy the way he writes Some stories short some long all interesting


  4. Paul Signorelli Paul Signorelli says:

    Whether he is writing about a make them yourself pancake house a man who lost an arm to an alligator named Mojo or his mother shortly after her death St Petersburg Times columnist Jeff Klinkenberg goes far beyond the obvious goal of documenting what Florida means to him in his collection Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators The writing is consistently engaging the range of topics fascinating and the inspiration to seek out of his work at the St Petersburg Times website a natural byproduct of what he offers here From his articles of pop icons including the Coppertone girl and the two actors who played The Creature from the Black Lagoon one underwater the other on terra firma to exuisite portraits of sponge divers a man who makes the ladders used by citrus pickers and the musician who plays the carillon at Bok Sanctuary in Lake Wales you can’t leave Klinkenberg’s book without an appreciation for the state he so clearly loves and in turns helps the rest of us explore


  5. Amy Amy says:

    I have enjoyed reading Jeff's articles in the St Pete Times I typically try to read Florida related books while on Florida vacations and this justly suited the bill for our trip to Fanning Springs Reading and re reading a few of the stories one after the other did give me pause Soem of the stories felt intrusive into someone's very private moments regardless of their permission to have it published


  6. Amanda Amanda says:

    A semi seuel to his Seasons of Real Florida Pilgrim sees Jeff Klinkenberg continuing to do what he does best tell local color stories about his home state Klinkenberg focuses a bit on people and their work in this volume and ultimately I found it less satisfying though still enjoyable


  7. Abby Altshuler Abby Altshuler says:

    Love to read some Klinkenberg when visiting Florida he writes about the odd different special people and places that makes this state so crazy and uniue Though so much of Florida has been strip malled condoized and otherwise wrecked Jeff helps find the place that once was and can still be found with some searching


  8. Josh Liller Josh Liller says:

    Compilation of non fiction stories and articles by the author about Florida Unfortunately I didn't find most of them very interesting but I think it is a matter of personal taste rather than bad writing


  9. Becca Becca says:

    I really enjoyed this collection of non fiction short stories about Florida As a transplant to this area I am always delighted to learn about its various regions This book gave me some great ideas for dayweekend trips around the state


  10. Terri Terri says:

    Finished this last night and thought it was great He reminds me a lot of Charles Kurault If you live in Florida or just visit here I highly recommend this one Very character driven stories that were delightful to read


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