Charlotte S Story A Florida Keys Diary 1934 1935 Paperback Charlotte Arpin Niedhauk Charlotte Arpin Niedhauk Author Basically the diary of a woman who lives on an isolated Florida key with her husband during prohibition 30s This book was most interesting to me not because of the descriptons of their life in paradise but due to the contradictory study of the author, Charlotte She must have been in some ways radical at that time, seeing that she s bold enough to dump her 3 year old child from a previous marraige on her parents and join her husband on a deserted island, frate
A memoir of a couple who lived for 2 years on Elliot Key, Florida, now part of Biscayne Natoinal Park but in the early 1930s a drop off point for rum runners and others who needed to cool off for awhile Charlotte and Russ lived on this island 35 miles from Miami, managing a couple of lime groves, and making do with very little while meeting up with all sorts of interesting characters They left after surviving the devastating hurricane of 1935 Very good writing it evokes an era that doesn A memoir of a couple who lived for 2 years on Elliot Key, Florida, now part of Biscayne Natoinal Park but in the early 1930s a drop off point for rum runners and others who needed to cool off for awhile Charlotte and Russ lived on this island 35 miles from Miami, managing
Great diary about a couple living on an isolated island near Key West in 1935 1936 Their description of weathering the horrific Labor Day hurricane of 1935 was gripping This is the second first hand account of this event I have read. Tough one to rate Her diary is so descriptive and thorough and while I was fascinated reading it, the writing had a lot to be desired What an amazing story of survival and courage And, a perfect one to read while sitting on the beach in the Keys I bought this while in The Keys it is really written like she is remembering it, so not exactly well written but still entertaining She remembers every detail about what she eats though I guess she would have been my kind of pal The stories were great but the writing was lacking It probably didn t help that she was writing this book 30 years after the fact I had a lot of trouble with the timeline it read like all of this happened in a week but it was actually two years Overall, a good look into the Keys of the 20 s. A fantastic story of a young husband and wife as they built a life on one of the many islands in Biscayne Bay Their trials and tribulationstheir day to day life Very interesting and anybody who has ever been to Elliott Key would love reading this story. 4 1 2 starsloved how it was wrapped up But so many characters I need to take notes. A Robinson Crusoe type of story set back in time with a gal from the City and a husband who knows how to do everything, come to settle on a desolate beach in the keys Loved it Survival in the Keys at its finest A wife s journal of how her husband and her survived on Elliot Key during the early 1930 s.
- 352 pages
- Charlottes Story
- Charlotte Arpin Niedhauk
- 06 October 2017 Charlotte Arpin Niedhauk