Much to her mother's dismay, Carolina girl Livie Green has long resisted the southern débutante lifestyle. Opting instead for cheap cigars. Ernest Hemingway novels, and Jimmy Buffett's early albums. But when her creer as a college professor becomes a drudgery of meetings and reports. She realizes that academia might not be for her, either. In a leap of banana-colada fueled faith, she heads to Key West, Florida in search of Buffett and a carefree lifestyle. What she finds instead will reshape and revitalize her life and her heart. -- back cover.