By (author) Bud Shrake
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Billy Boy by Bud Shrake
Book DescriptionThere are tough times ahead for sixteen-year-old Billy. After his mother dies, he goes to Fort Worth with his father, whose drinking and gambling leave them all but penniless. Desperate to make a life for himself, Billy heads over to Colonial Country Club, where he hopes to get work as a caddie. He finds much more than he bargained for. Before long, Billy makes a place for himself behind the privileged walls of Colonial. His attitude draws the approval of an eccentric millionaire club member, while his looks draw the attention of the millionaire's beautiful granddaughter--much to the displeasure of her boyfriend, the club champion. But Billy's run of luck is short-lived, as he confronts the hard realities of the world and of human nature both on and off the golf course. Now, Billy must face down his fears and doubts about where he comes from, where he wants to go, and who he really is. Bud Shrake's Billy Boy is an unforgettable coming-of-age tale of life, love, and beating the odds, set against the far-reaching horizons of the American West.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743227483
(203mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bud Shrake
Land of the Permanent Wave, Paperback (March 2009)
Edwin 'Bud' Shrake is one of the most intriguing literary talents to emerge from Texas. This title explores Shrake's writing, including his journalism, fiction, and film work. It makes use of his personal papers and letters to explore the connections between his journalism and his novels, between his life and his art.
Willie, Paperback (August 2000)
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If You Can Play Golf, You'RE My Friend, Paperback (October 1999)
The bestselling author of "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book" once again shares the secrets that have helped pros such as Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw perfect their games.
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, Hardback» View all books by Bud Shrake
The 20th anniversary edition of this classic work--the bestselling golf instruction book of all time--includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, 20 new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives.
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Author Biography - Bud Shrake
Bud Shrake is the coauthor of Harvey Penick's Little Red Book and the author of many novels and screenplays. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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