Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories About Real Florida

Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators provides a welcome opportunity for readers to discover the character - and characters - of real Florida. In this compilation, drawn in part from his award-winning columns, Klinkenberg celebrates some of the Sunshine State's most distinctive personalities, including the original Coppertone girl and the actor who played the Creature from the Black Lagoon . Along the way, he travels to swamps, rickety piers, and Florida's only cook-your-own pancake restaurant.Ranging from light and comical to wistful and nostalgic, Klinkenberg roams the state from panhandle to the keys, looking to answer the question, What makes Florida Florida? Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators will be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of longtime fans or readers new to his work.