Get a FREE Books of the Moment  sampler!
Check Out These
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
See the List
Best Seller
Golf Dreams by John Updike

Golf Dreams

Golf Dreams by John Updike
Sep 08, 1997 | 208 Pages
See All Formats (2) +
  • Paperback $16.00

    Sep 08, 1997 | 208 Pages

  • Ebook $5.99

    Feb 16, 2011 | 208 Pages

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Product Details


“Limber and sprightly, unique, alive . . . Updike understands golf, keenly, and expresses his understanding with charm and beauty, in words as sturdy as Lee Trevino’s stance.”—Sports Illustrated
“A book written under a clear blue sky with an utterly pure swing . . . Here, Updike waltzes about the heavens of Nabokov, in pure esthetic bliss. And here his transcendental agonies and anxieties fuse into split-second moments of impact that lift us from sand pit to rhapsody.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“[Golf Dreams clears] the hazards with ease and grace. [Updike] is eloquent on the pleasures and frustrations of the game [and] even better at dramatizing its mysterious pull.”—The New York Times

Author Essay

I’m not really a big fan of golf.  In fact, I used to think it was less interesting than watching paint dry.  But my father is an avid golfer, and recently a number of my friends have not only taken up the sport, but insist upon watching it on television.  I am a big fan of John Updike, and thought, "well, everybody can’t be wrong" in terms of golf, so I picked up the book.  I was mesmerized.  Even for someone who had never picked up a golf club (except miniature golf clubs when I was 7) the stories are gripping and…interesting!  Try it — you’ll like it.

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now
Back to Top