Florida's Bellamy Road: A Place Remembered Book Launch

Cover of "Florida's Bellamy Road" bookYou are invited to the Sunday, September 8 book launch of Florida's Bellamy Road: A Place Remembered by Sudye Cauthen with photographs by Barbara B. Gibbs.  The event will take place at the Alachua Library at 2p.m. and will include a panel discussion featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and University of Florida professor Jack E. Davis, fifth-generation Bellamy Road resident Jeff Means, Cauthen and Gibbs.

Florida’s Bellamy Road: A Place Remembered chronicles the people and places of the region and features the photography of Barbara B Gibbs. The book is a companion piece to Cauthen’s Southern Comforts: Rooted in a Florida Place, which won a Florida Book Award for nonfiction,  and uses the same latitude and longitude given in Cauthen's work of fiction The Salvation of Maggie Rider: Stories from Nokofta.  All three books focus on Alachua’s town and countryside.

Cauthen has also won awards for her intensive research about the City of Alachua and surrounding communities through her Alachua Portrait: The Living Heritage Project which consists of numerous interviews from life-long Alachua residents.   This project was sponsored by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities and the City of Alachua. Transcripts of the interviews are available through the Alachua County Library District online catalog.

This event is presented by the Alachua Friends of the Library. Copies of Cauthen’s books will be available for purchase.


Posted by RossW on August 22, 2019