Tag Archives: Backroads of Paradise

Review Roundup

University Press of Florida books have received lots of positive attention recently.   In an interview with Cathy Salustri about her book, Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, the New York Times notes the author “delights in letting people know that to really discover Florida, you have to turn off the congested Interstates and explore the state’s […]

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2016 Review Recap

This past year was a great year for UPF titles, and we were thrilled by all of the praise our authors and their books received in media outlets across the country. Join us in looking back at some of the reviews UPF books received in 2016. Here’s to a year of excellent reviews!   Shrimp Country: Recipes and […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Last-minute shopping is a lot easier with University Press of Florida’s Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve gathered together a wide variety of our newest books to help you find the perfect gift for all the special people in your life. Not only will your loved ones be delighted by their new literary treasures, but with all […]

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Review Roundup

The past couple of months have brought a lot of attention to UPF books! As Florida starts cooling down for the winter season, join us in highlighting some of our reviews from October and November. Authentic Florida highlighted several UPF titles that would make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season! Cathy Salustri’s Backroads of Paradise: A […]

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2016 Miami Book Fair International

The UPF marketing team traveled to Miami, Florida this month for the annual Miami Book Fair International. We had a great time exhibiting our wide range of books in history, literature, gardening, outdoor activities, cooking, and much more at the event’s weekend-long street fair. Many of our authors stopped by our booth, including Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of […]

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The Great Florida Road Trip, Part 2: Jacksonville and St. Augustine Beaches

In Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, Cathy Salustri takes readers on a 5,000-mile road trip from the panhandle to the Keys. Salustri retraces historic routes that used to be main roads back in the 1930s, before Florida’s interstates were built. Intrigued? Read the book and follow the author’s latest travels on […]

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The Great Florida Road Trip, Part 1: The Everglades

In Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, Cathy Salustri takes readers on a 5,000-mile road trip from the panhandle to the Keys. Salustri retraces historic routes that used to be main roads back in the 1930s, before Florida’s interstates were built. Intrigued? Read the book and follow the author’s latest travels on her […]

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Slices of Paradise from the Backroads of Florida

This, I think, is what draws people here over and over again: the promise of Eden in bits and pieces. We don’t offer a singular type of paradise as one grand entrée; instead, you can find it in bite-size portions, discover it in slivers and slices around the state, each one situated so that the […]

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Backroads of Paradise

“A handy road companion for any tourist, newcomer, or longtime Floridian who wants to get off the beaten path and travel back in time.”–Bobby Braddock, Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter “In staccato bursts of frenzy and passion, Salustri has written a modern love story affirming her tangled relationship with the Sunshine State. Retracing the […]

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Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2016

Last week, the University Press of Florida traveled to Savannah, Georgia to attend the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2016 Discovery Show! We had a wonderful time showing off our newest books to indie booksellers from across the South and participating in the exciting special events lined up for the weekend. UPF sponsored a Shrimp Cocktail Hour in […]

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