Narrative card: Local Authors


Narrative card: Local Authors


Special Collections also collects books written by local authors. Storm Haven and In a Dark Garden represent two examples of books set in Florida and written by Jacksonville doctor Frank G. Slaughter. Slaughter began writing in 1935 while working at Riverside Hospital.

Several examples of iconic Florida novels are part of the non-circulating books in Special Collections. This 1933 edition of South Moon Under, by author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, is representative of Florida novels. Rawlings’ best-known works describe life on the Florida frontier in the early twentieth century.

The Varmints by Peggy Bennett was published in 1947 and follows the lives of Northeast Florida residents. Like South Moon Under, The Varmints is an example of fiction related to the collection focus of Special Collections.


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“Narrative card: Local Authors,” Thomas G. Carpenter Library Digital Exhibits, accessed November 28, 2021,