The Father's Day Bundle will keep your favorite man reading all summer long, with a a trio of true stories that are all different yet equally unforgettable. The Match focuses on "the day the game of golf changed forever," when two millionaires in 1956 took a casual bet that they could put together a team to beat the other's. The result was a legendary match played at Cypress Hill between amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi and reigning golf champions Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson; Frost's book gives a page-turning play by play of the game and the stakes surrounding it. The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica recounts the story of a teenager who hopped aboard Admiral Richard Byrd's expedition to Antarctica in 1928, and went on to become an unlikely celebrity. In Ava's Man, Rick Bragg brings to life his grandfather Charlie, "a quiet man, not given to foolishness, who would ride the river in his homemade boat for hours, silent, or sit with a baby in the crook of his arm on the front porch, humming a railroad song." You'll both nod your head and shake it at the same time, as you read another of Bragg's wonderful portraits of his strong, flawed, and very real southern family.
- The Stowaway, Laurie Gwen Shapiro (hardcover)
- The Match, Mark Frost (paperback)
- Ava's Man, Rick Bragg (paperback)
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