Tuesday's Caddie

Tuesday's Caddie

by Jack Waddell
Tuesday's Caddie

Tuesday's Caddie

by Jack Waddell

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Overview

Deemed "a story of great sweetness and sadness and lots of fun along the way" and "an exceptional read" by a judge in the Writer's Digest Self-Published ebook Awards, Tuesday's Caddie is painted against a rich backdrop of Depression era Hollywood and the exclusive Biarritz Country Club where poor caddies and wealthy members work and play together yet inhabit separate worlds..
Into this world walks young Conor O'Reilly. An Irish immigrant whose small cafe failed in the crash of '29, he still burns to make his mark and become one of the elite he now serves. He soon meets beautiful Annie Burke, wife of noted screenwriter Franklin Burke, whose marriage is but a sham. Despite their vastly different lives and backgrounds, Conor and Annie fall in love as he caddies for her each Tuesday on Ladies' Day.
Out of the blue Conor is offered a chance to make real money when he's enlisted to play in the annual Biarritz Calcutta golf tournament where fabulous sums of money are wagered on two-man teams. His partner is Billy Compton, a rich playboy with a penchant for getting into trouble. Their adventures together almost cost them their chance before the event. It's at the Calcutta tournament where fate and fortunes good and ill all collide. Conor and Annie's story is interrupted for decades until fate again brings them together with truths to be reckoned with.
The book is replete with vibrant portrayals of the places and the people of the times. From the grandeur of Hollywood mansions and the life of the rich to the squalor and wantonness of Tijuana during prohibition, the era in captured in vivid detail. But, in the end, Tuesday's Caddie is a story of enduring love and painful loss, the attainment of dreams and the rejection of dreams gone wrong. It is about love that lasts a lifetime and beyond.


Product Details

BN ID: 2940045004282
Publisher: Jack Waddell
Publication date: 09/21/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 569,858
File size: 434 KB

About the Author

The recently released Road to Rouen is author Jack Waddell's second novel and marks a decided turn in genre from his first offering. Tuesday's Caddie is a bittersweet love story set in the 1930's while Road definitely explores 1950's crime noir. At the same time, both draw from his experience as child in California and his youth in rural Illinois. A life-long reporter, writer and producer whose adult life was spent working in the New York Metropolitan area, he currently is much happier living on a golf course in Central Florida with his loving wife Jean Cormier. The author welcomes comments and queries. His website includes notes on developing the books and their inspiration.

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