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FROM THE PORCH: Share the Charm of Island Living
by Dickie Anderson
Market Maker, 2002
Hardcover, $10.95 (108 pages)
ISBN: 0-9716081-2-1

Folks on the northeast Florida coast call Dickie Anderson "Amelia's answer to Charles Kuralt."  She is true to his style of capturing the ordinary as she explores Florida's Amelia Island.  Using a dragonfly image as a break between essays, she displays her love for nature and may be giving a message of immortality for which the dragonfly symbolizes. The collection is divided by seasons, which is another symbol of the life's journey.

Her humorous essays celebrate nature, from as simple as a walk through the home garden to discovering the wonders of Cumberland Island.  Anderson brings more smiles with the trials of modern living with dealing with technology and computer viruses.  She plays homage to her community with essays on the historic district, holiday celebrations, and the local ghosts.

FROM THE PORCH makes an excellent stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift.

Dickie Anderson is a freelance writer and  motivational speaker.


Joyce Dixon
Southern Scribe Reviews

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