Every July the Florida Keys celebrate the life and writings of the Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway. If you were to visit Key West, you could tour the Hemingway Home and Museum to see the famous polydactyl cats (cats with extra toes, not, unfortunately, cats crossed with flying dinosaurs). If you arrive in Florida for the official celebrations, be sure to catch the Hemingway look-alike contest.
We have multiple copies of Mr. Hemingway's books and short stories available at Carnegie-Stout, as well as biographies and histories about Hemingway and his works. Just in case you want to start planning for next year (or you can get away at a moment's notice), be sure to check out our Florida Travel Guides as well!
The Old Man and the Sea cover was illustrated by Katie Grip