Coming to Pass: Florida's Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change

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University of Georgia Press
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7.84 X 8.73 X 0.78 inches | 0.79 pounds

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About the Author

SUSAN CERULEAN is a writer, naturalist, and activist based in Tallahassee, Florida. Her nature memoir Tracking Desire: A Journey after Swallow-tailed Kites (Georgia) was named an Editors' Choice title by Audubon magazine. Her many other books include UnspOILed: Writers Speak for Florida's Coast, coedited with Janisse Ray and A. James Wohlpart, and Between Two Rivers: Stories from the Red Hills to the Gulf, coedited with Janisse Ray and Laura Newton. She is a founding member and former director of the Red Hills Writers Project and was named Environmental Educator of the Year by the Governor's Council for a Sustainable Florida.


Sad, hopeful, earthly. Sue Cerulean's memories of sea and shore touch off a range of emotions. The eloquence of her words enthrall, and we should heed them. They belong to an unassailable voice that has long called for honoring life that gives us ours. Hers is the voice of our time and destiny.--Jack E. Davis "author of An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century "
In Coming to Pass, Susan Cerulean shows us the Florida coastal system with passion and insight. But she also has a lovely presence on the page - the kind of which I never tire. It's easy to see why she so loves that landscape and seascape, because she brings them so alive.--Jan DeBlieu "author of Wind, winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Natural History Writing "
[A]s she explores the landscape, she shares the poetic imagery of her dreamscapes. The power of Cerulean's lyrical voice is matched by her keen grasp of science - it makes for a blend that is both alluring and compelling, and it's beautifully illustrated with images.--Kati Schardl "Tallahassee Democrat "
In blending calls for action with scientific evidence and lovely descriptions along an often-overlooked area, Cerulean's book adds to the growing body of Florida literature that strives to invoke a sense of place in readers and spur them to action. And she firmly stands in the wake of Florida women who fought for the last century to save the state's natural resources - a legacy she continues through her luminous words.--Leslie K. Poole "Florida Historical Quarterly "
With images from prizewinning nature photographer David Moynahan, Coming to Pass is the culmination of Cerulean's explorations and a reflection of our spiritual relationship and responsibilities to the world that holds us.--Southeasten Naturalist