In Season

“In Season invites readers to experience magic in unexpected places. These essays are heartfelt and heartbreaking, incisive and celebratory and funny. They capture the wild and rollicking heart of a state that’s changing faster than any other.”—Ana Maria Spagna, author of Reclaimers “Smart, provocative, vivid, and lively, these essays suggest that ‘sense of place’ is crucial context … Continue reading In Season

Center of Dreams

“Tells the definitive and important story of how the Adrienne Arsht Center came to be the crown jewel of the performing arts in the great, diverse city of Miami, setting the bar for all cultural art venues that have followed in its path.”—Emilio Estefan “An important story of selfless human spirit overcoming the conflicting obstacles … Continue reading Center of Dreams

Son of Real Florida

From the winner of the Florida Humanities Council 2018 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing And the recipient of a Florida Department of State 2018 Florida Folk Heritage Award This book is available at a discount price through April 30, 2018. To order, visit our website and use code REALFL at checkout.   "Nobody writes about the real … Continue reading Son of Real Florida

Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Written by Andrew K. Frank, author of Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami   History is as much about remembering the past as it is about forgetting it. In this regard, Miamians have done more of the latter than the former, engaging in a peculiar form of historic amnesia that … Continue reading Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Before the Pioneers

“In this riveting account, Frank moves beyond stories of recent development to uncover the deep history of a place profoundly shaped by mound-builders, slaves, raiders, and traders. This book will change the way you think about Florida history.”—Christina Snyder, author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America “A marvelous … Continue reading Before the Pioneers

Miami Book Fair International 2016

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 … Continue reading Miami Book Fair International 2016