Butch Recommends

Butch recommends the following items to expand your collection of novels and resources on Florida history, life and folklore.

A Land Remembered 

by Patrick D. Smith

Butch’s all-time favorite book! Also voted Florida’s Favorite Book for the 10 years in a row by readers of Florida Monthly Magazine

A Land Remembered is the undisputed “Bible” of Florida pioneer life. Many people say it should be required reading for all Floridians. It is very popular among people of all ages and used extensively in schools to teach about Florida history. Click here to learn more about A Land Remembered.

ISBN: 0-910923-12-4,

404 Pages (Here’s a bit of trivia – the Butch Harrison DVD was produced by Patrick Smith’s son, Rick, a filmmaker living in California. Rick maintains this website.)

A Land Remembered Hardbound, $19.95 –
A Land Remembered Softbound, $14.95 –

Patrick Smith’s Florida, A Sense of Place

DVD by Patrick D. Smith

Spend an hour with one of Florida’s favorite writers, Patrick D. Smith, as he takes you on a nostalgic journey to a Florida that exists today only in books, such as in his beloved novel, A Land Remembered.

You’ll get to know both the author and the state of Florida better as this soft spoken gentleman introduces you to the Florida of his youth. You’ll be touched by the true stories of his adventures along the way to writing his books, many of which are now modern-day classics.

This is a DVD the entire family will enjoy. It makes a wonderful gift for anyone who lives in or loves Florida.

Patrick Smith’s Florida, A Sense of Place – 58 minute DVD – $19.95 –