Books by S.V. Date

S. V. DçTE, Tallahassee bureau chief for The Palm Beach Post, is the author of Quiet Passion: A Biography of Senator Bob Graham and four critically acclaimed novels.


JEB by S.V. Date
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2007

"After reading this, voters may find no compelling reason to support Jeb, either."
Bush 2008? Anyone who worries at the prospect will want to have a look at this partial—and revealing—portrait. Read full book review >
BLACK SUNSHINE by S.V. Date
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Over the top doesn't always mean hilarious."
Florida columnist and novelist Date (Deep Water, 2001, etc.) sends up the Bush election as two brothers vie to govern the state that gave us—well—Carl Hiaasen. Read full book review >
DEEP WATER by S.V. Date
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Uproariously funny School-of-Carl-Hiaasen cautionary tale that delivers the one-two punch Mickey Mouse has been begging for."
Another nasty, funny satire from the author of Smokeout (2000), this one taking potshots at a corporation ever so slightly reminiscent of the Walt Disney Company and at a planned community just faintly resembling Disney's Celebration. Read full book review >
SMOKEOUT by S.V. Date
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2000

"Cynical, caustic, and amusing: an ensemble story that uses Big Tobacco as a wedge to reveal much of the ugliness of Florida's political scene, little of its charm and saving graces."
From Date (Speedweek, 1999, etc.), a Florida journalist on his way to being the distaff Carl Hiaasen, another bumpy burlesque lampooning the events surrounding the Sunshine State's landmark legislation that opened the tobacco industry to billion-dollar lawsuits. Read full book review >
SPEED WEEK by S.V. Date
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"A funny, fast-moving farce that revels in the sex, sleaze, and greed of wacky nincompoops driven mad by the Florida sun."
Beach bums, bimbos, and assorted other sordid schemers caper madly during a ludicrously festive week of jet-ski, powerboat, and stock-car racing in Daytona Beach. Read full book review >