Synopses & Reviews
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.
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 the characters from Stand by Me grown up, introduced to peer pressure and the pressure of small-town life at a big-time crossroads in American history.... You get to go along for a wonderful ride. (Los Angeles Times)
"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
About the Author
A. B. Hollingsworth is a surgeon in Oklahoma City. He is currently at work on his next novel.