Useppa
A Passage in Time
A novel inspired by real events

Written by
Dale Ludwig

Paintings by
John Seerey-Lester

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This elegant coffee table book depicts native wildlife, colorful inhabitants and major events in the 10,000-year history of Useppa Island in Southwest Florida. More than 80 vibrant paintings by world renowned artist John Seerey-Lester richly complement the sensitive, lyrical writing of novelist and historian Dale Ludwig.

Useppa • A Passage in Time is available in 2 versions - a limited edition package costing $599 and a trade edition for $59. The limited edition package consists of a leather-bound, numbered book, signed by the author and the artist – and a beautiful signed and numbered, limited edition print. Discerningly priced at $599.00, it is currently available.

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Useppa · A Passage in Time” has won the Independent Publisher’s Silver Literary Award (
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Printed in Canada

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Click on a chapter title to view a painting and read a preview of the chapter

Table of Contents

Chapter:

 1.

 Whelks: to a Cottage Industry

 2.

 My Kingdom for a Fish

 3.

 Maps Say de Soto Slept Here

 4.

 Gaspar Tries to Take a Wife

 5.

 They Still Don't Talk to the Others

 6.

 What is Real Property Anyway?

 7.

 Zen and the Art of Sport Fishing

 8.

 The Bum Quit School at Sixteen

 9.

 Forget the Road Less Traveled

 10.

 Good News Travels Slow

 11.

 Recipe for Making Whoopee

 12.

 Wanted: A Unique Island Rental

 13.

 A Place for a Pool and My Boat

 14.

 Rediscovering the Road Less Traveled

 15.

 How to Buy an Island on Sweat Equity

 16.

 The Magnificent Seven and More

 17.

 Reinventing the Old Florida Style

 18.

 Digging Up the Past While Uncovering the Future

 19.

 Still Finding Funny Bones

 20.

 Anecdotes, Yarns and Truth

 21.

 Say Goodbye to the Old Olive Tree

 22.

 Another Opening, a New Beginning

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Copyright October, 2006 © Dale A. Ludwig and John Seerey-Lester
All rights reserved

The author/artist reserves all reproduction rights, including the right to
claim statutory copyright in this website. The images on this website may not be photographed, sketched,
painted or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express, written consent
of the artist.