February 16, 1895 - May 23, 1977
Florence Glass Palmer was born and grew up in Uniontown, Ala. She attended Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and Columbia College in Columbia, S.C. Palmer taught at Uniontown High School briefly. After her marriage, Palmer moved with her husband to Pensacola, Fla., and became active in clubs and civic organizations there. Her first novel, Life and Miss Celeste, published in 1937, originated as a manuscript produced for a creative writing project. Her second novel was published three years later. Although Palmer did not publish any more, she continued her participation in the Pensacola arts community. After her death in 1977, Palmer’s children endowed a music scholarship in her name at the University of West Florida.
Florence Glass Palmer’s novels depict former aristocrats in reduced circumstances struggling to survive in the “New South.” Spring Will Come Again is set in a fictional version of Uniontown.
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Last updated on May 30, 2008.