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It’s Our Scene

Books & Movies

Fort Myers has set the stage for several movies and inspired numerous novels. Whether you are pressing play or turning a page, let these four stories bring a sense of Fort Myers to your home.

 

1. Hoot

Starring Luke Wilson and Brie Larson, Hoot is a film about a young man who moves from Montana to Florida’s Gulf Coast, where he engages in a fight to project a local population of endangered burrowing owls. This family-friendly adventure was partially filmed in Boca Grande. It’s sure to be a hoot!

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2. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In the inspiring novel Gift from the Sea, author Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh, takes readers on a journey to find comfort in her meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, peace, solitude, and contentment. Lindbergh drew inspiration from her visit to Captiva Island in the 1950s and the unique shells that she found along the shore.

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3. Local Author Randy Wayne White

Our very own award-winning author, Randy Wayne White has penned many New York Times best-selling novels from his home on Sanibel Island. He’s best known for his series of crime novels featuring the retired NSA agent Doc Ford, with most of the stories set right here in Fort Myers & Sanibel. Explore his impressive selection of novels, HERE.

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4. A Land Remembered Novel by Patrick D. Smith

A Land Remembered is the fictional story of the MacIvey’s, a Florida family who endured the hardships of life on the frontier. Take a step back in time and read how three generations of pioneers battled wild animals, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of the swamp. A Land Remembered was a winner of the Florida Historical Society's Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel.

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