A Land Remembered - Chapters 1, 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

Patrick D. Smith
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A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith is the story of the MacIvey family whose history is recounted over a hundred-year span. The family founder, Tobias MacIvey, leaves pre-Civil War Georgia for Florida in search of a better life for his wife, Emma, and son, Zech, and ekes out a living for many years until he discovers an abundant life rounding up and selling cattle.

The story begins in Miami, Florida, in 1968 as an elderly man named Solomon MacIvey rides in his chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. Solomon is taking a trip around the city to see highlights of his prosperous real estate career including the La Florida high rise hotel with the letters MCI at the top. Solomon is disgusted with the vulgar displays of gaudy buildings and how the land has been overridden by tourists and real estate ventures including his own.

Eventually Solomon instructs...

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