Florida - A Novel

My first novel, Everybody Knows and Nobody Cares, was published by Knopf in 1971, to great reviews in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, Time, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. Pocket Books issued a paperback, and the producer of The Graduate optioned the novel for a Warner Brothers film, for which I wrote a screenplay, never produced.

Then I took a long time writing a second novel, lost my editor and agent to job change and death, and published Florida on my own, with XLibris, as Florida, using a pastel of a flamingo that I drew as a kid on the cover. Later, Syracuse University Press brought out a new edition of that novel under the title Towards Polaris.

Now, GrayBooks is about to publish a sequel, Far Alaska.

Another sequel is coming soon.

Readers of WoodenBoat Magazine will know that Iíve fairly often written for that magazine. In the Seventies and Eighties I wrote frequently for Sports Illustrated and Grayís Sporting Journal.

Florida - A Novel

I've published this new novel, set along the northern border of the Adirondacks in the early 1970s, with a Print-on-Demand publisher, Xlibris.

You can see what the book looks like, read a description, read blurbs from reviews of my first novel (published by Knopf), even read the first 12 pages, and order a copy at a discount, all at www.xlibris.com.

Click on Bookstore, and search for Mason Smith or Florida. Or copy the complete URL of the book's page into your browser: http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.asp?bookid=22313

Or you can order from me directly and come out about the same. Send a check for $25 to Mason Smith, HC01 - 44, Long Lake, NY 12847.

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