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Books Tue Jul 03 2012

Golf Balls plus a Confused Goose Equal Fine Literature

Today NewCity Lit published a piece about a retired mechanic who has taken on creative pursuits, quite successfully, since leaving his job. Among his explorations, a novel, The High-Tech Gooseneck Putter, for children and young adults sprouted, inspired by a news story about a goose collecting and storing golfballs in her nest. Writer Sam DiMatteo asked, what if one hatched? And from there, a book emerged. The book pooled the efforts of members of a community of retirees who hang out at Mather's Cafe in Norwood. Read the full story here.

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