Green Rusty Oranges

by John Edward Rice



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/05/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 344
ISBN : 9781587215964

About the Book

This fictional tale of is of an earlier Florida. It is set in some of the state's early years of transition when the old pioneer life of its people begins to face the new settlement of tourism. Seen in this story are successful efforts toward adjustment between those two elements of humanity. Certain characters from both become involved in a struggle to bring some loved ones back together.

It is with the combined help of some sympathetic tourism promoters from out-of-state and some rustic 'Cracker' characters that certain family problems are eventually resolved and some bitter people find true love.

In the span of the author's 80-plus years, he has seen some of those early times in Florida life that are covered in this story and has known such types of characters as those introduced in the book. It is with pride in America that this book is written. For this is a land in which different types of people can come together and live together as many have beautifully done in the author's home state of Florida.

About the Author

The author was born in 1918 in St. Augustine, Florida of 'Cracker' parents, living the first few years of his life in little country towns of south Florida. He then saw some boyhood ranch life in Florida's backwoods in the days of open range cattle herding.

His service in two wars included at various times that of troop entertainer and hospital entertainer.

Most of his years have seen him variously as minister, science teacher and storyteller and holding the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Arts.

The Southern Order of Storytellers has awarded him their Seanachie Award as storyteller of the year. In recent years his appearances as folk entertainer have been in various parts of Georgia and Florida, with occasional magazine, newspaper and television coverages of some of them.

He is also the author of Ransomed Warrior.