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Gloria Jahoda

Gloria Jahoda
Born (1926-10-06)October 6, 1926
Died January 13, 1980(1980-01-13) (aged 53)

Gloria Jahoda (October 6, 1926 – January 13, 1980) was an American author of fiction and non-fiction, including literature for young readers.

She is best known for her book about the Hillsborough River, River of the Golden Ibis and her collection of essays The Other Florida about parts of north-central Florida that had largely been neglected up until the 1960s, or at least not written about by historians. Her essays include a description of Dr. John Gorrie's quest to make ice in the Florida Panhandle, the story of Natural Bridge where the Confederate Army had their final victory, the inspiration composer Frederick Delius received from Black native music in Florida as well as various local fishermen, turpentine tappers, preachers, and other characters who lived in the rural area. Jahoda also included hundreds of descriptions of flora and fauna.

Jahoda is also the author of Annie, Delilah's Mountain (novels) Trail of Tears and The Road to Samarkand: Frederick Delius and His Music. Her River of the Golden Ibis, part of the Rivers of America Series, was voted "Best History Book" in 1973 by the Society of Midland Authors. She was born in Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in English and an MS in anthropology. She came to Florida in 1963 when her husband, Gerald Jahoda, was appointed professor of Library Science at the Florida State University. In 1973, Jahoda was honoured by the Florida Senate and was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of West Florida for her services to Floridian culture and the history of Florida as a writer and advocate.


  • Works 1
    • Fiction 1.1
    • Non-fiction 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3



' The Loving Maid' ...Chatto and Windus (London) 1962. Set in Norfolk,England,UK.



  • The Other Florida (jacket)
  • River of the Golden Ibis (Jacket)
  • Search on 24 August 2008 of [1]

External links

  • [2] The Gloria Jahoda Collection at the Warren D. Allen Music Library at Florida State University
  • [3] Finding Aid for the Gloria Jahoda Collection at Strozier Library at Florida State University
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