Explore Florida writers during 2013 as Florida celebrates Viva Florida 500. One of Florida’s most noted author was Patrick D. Smith. In his landmark novel, A Land Remembered, Smith explores Florida through the eyes of a pioneer family from the late 1800s through their descendants of the 20th Century. A Land Remembered is available for checkout through the Valparaiso Community Library and the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative. Stop by Valparaiso Community Library to survey our selection of Florida books.