Flamingo Rising

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Abstract

This coming-of-age novel follows Abe Lee, a kid in the 1960s, who lives with his unforgettable family at the Flamingo Drive-in Theatre on a scrubby patch of coast between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Though their neighbor—the owner of a funeral home across the street—is disgruntled by the new family, his daughter, Grace, has her own opinions.

The Hallmark film is not a perfect version of the book, but it features Elizabeth McGovern before her famous role as Cora Crawley in Downton Abbey. One of the best aspects of the film is seeing all the locations in St. Augustine used for filming; although, some of the splicing to make recognizable buildings parts of one another adds humor not found in the original story.

Local locations visited or mentioned include, but are not limited to the area between Vilano and Ponte Vedra Beaches, and the Cathedral Basilica.

Identifier

Item 1: PS3552 .A3145 F57 1997
Item 2: SPECIAL PS3552 .A34145 F57 1997
Item 3: Movie TFR

Access Rights

Item 1: This item is part of the Circulating Collection and can be checked out with a valid Flagler ID. Non-Flagler affiliates will need to request this book through their local library's Inter-Library Loan program.
Item 2: This item is part of Special Collections and is accessible by appointment-only.
Item 3: The Flagler College Archives owns a copy of the movie version of this novel, but is not searchable in the Library’s catalog. The Archives, including this item, are accessible by appointment-only.

Creator

Title

Flamingo Rising
Mr. Baker signed and inscribed the Special Collections copy.

Publisher

New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Format

Hardcover book
DVD

Language

English

Audience

Subject

Historical
Race Relations
Romance

Coverage

1912-1975

Accrual Method

Purchased
Donated

Provenance

Special Collections copy was donated by the Drs. James and Tamara Wilson.

Has Format

Available for free on Internet Archive.

Has Version

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Bibliographic Citation

Baker, Larry. Flamingo Rising. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.

Citation

Larry Baker, “Flamingo Rising,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 17, 2024, https://staugustinefiction.omeka.net/items/show/35.

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