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W. W. Norton, Apr 17, 2003 - Fiction - 344 pages
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"Reads like a combination of American Graffiti and Hoosiers put on pages with humor and wit. It's a wonderful story.... I loved it."—Associated Press

It's not about golf. It's about life. Set in a small Oklahoma town in the mid-1960s—a simple place in a confusing time—Flatbellies is partly about the seemingly unreachable goal of a high school golf team: to win the state championship. But mostly it's about the way Chipper, Jay, L.K., Buster, the unforgettable Peachy, and their friends learn to deal with love, loss, friendship, fear, triumph, tragedy, growing up, and growing together. Fictionalized from the author's teenage years in the heartland of America, Flatbellies is a memorable and moving coming-of-age story.

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3.5 to 4 stars. I found this in a box back when I worked at a used bookstore and grabbed it on the chance that I might like it (which I did a lot in those carefree days of easy access to books galore ... Read full review

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This was a quick and easy read. It was definitely entertaining and even though I don't enjoy golf, I found myself rooting for the team at El Viento. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

A. B. Hollingsworth is a surgeon in Oklahoma City. He is currently at work on his next novel.

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