As I have no recall capacity, I went to the bookshelves and remembered these Florida writers:
Ernest Hemingway – Old Man and the Sea
Patrick Smith – A Land Remembered
Marjorie Rawlings – The Yearling
John D. MacDonald – The Executioners
Zora Neale Hurston – Their Eyes Were Watching God
I was only off on the Rachael Carson thing by about 1200 miles. She wrote Silent Spring, and when I was a kid, I used swim at Juniper Springs, thus I made some connection between the two. I got the “spring” part right. Not the sharpest tool in the shed.