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Summer Golf Reading for 2014

While I do not recall the precise year that the annual Summer Golf Essay first appeared on, I do know that it was during a time when the world golf industry was experiencing great success. The professional golf tour in America had events that extended the season past Thanksgiving. Golf had its own cable channel with 24-hour, seven-days-a-week coverage. A youthful Tiger Woods in association with Nike had taken the sporting clothing and equipment industries by storm. Across America and the world, golf courses and communities were growing at a rapid rate.

Week of May 11, 2015

Releases for the week of May 11th include DELICIOUS!, the debut novel of Ruth Reichl, Gourmet's editor in chief and the author of three bestselling memoirs; THE GLASS KITCHEN by Linda Francis Lee, a tempestuous story of a woman washed up on the shores of Manhattan who discovers that a kitchen --- like an island --- can be a refuge; and Maureen Corrigan's SO WE READ ON, which takes readers into archives, high school classrooms, and onto the Long Island Sound to explore THE GREAT GATSBY's hidden depths, revealing its surprising debt to noir, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on race, class and gender.