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      Charles F. Rechlin

 THE RIVERDALE CHRONICLES

Riverdale Chronicles--Regular size print edition. ISBN: 1-888725-84-2   Riverdale Chronicles--Regular size print edition. --Life, living and character studies in the setting of the Riverdale Golf Club by Charles F. Rechlin   $14.95

Riverdale Chronicles--MacroPrintBooks large print edition ISBN: 1-888725-85-0   Riverdale Chronicles--MacroPrintBooks large print edition. --Life, living and character studies in the setting of the Riverdale Golf Club by Charles F. Rechlin   $24.95

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Reviews:
    "Satisfying Stories set in the world of golf. What a treat!"
                Donna J Leach, Editor/Publisher, Vermont Ink

     "Sure, It's that little white ball that's the prime mover—but the surrounding universe has rules of its own. Trouble is, golf is about people—and Mr. Rechlin shows them, from eagles to bogies."
               Phil Wagner, Editor/Publisher, The Iconoclast 

    "Do you have to know golf to enjoy these stories? No. These stories are truly more about humans and our desires than golf... . If you are looking for a book that will keep you chuckling, The Riverdale Chronicles is a must to have in your library."
           Marel G. Baun, Editor in Chief, WildChildPublishing.com
 
 
Excerpt from "The Partners" —the opening story from The Riverdale Chronicles

 All winter long, Mother Nature held River Grove in a stranglehold.  Sub-zero temperatures, blustery Northeast winds, record snowfall and gray, overcast skies battered the upscale suburban community relentlessly from December through February.  And no one suffered more than the members of the Riverdale Golf and Country Club, whose lush links lay buried beneath a thick blanket of snow and ice.  Patience wore thin, and tempers flared, among the Club’s winter-weary membership as what seemed to be a permanent Ice Age descended upon the city.
 It was, therefore, with a collective sigh of relief that, on the first day of spring, members—so long deprived of the fellowship of fairway and green—greeted a letter from the Club’s General Manager announcing April 7 as “Opening Day,” and inviting all men to participate in the Annual Partners Best Ball Classic.  Bags were taken from storage, clubs cleaned and polished, shoes cleated and shined.  Everyone looked forward to the season’s kickoff event—everyone, that is, except Arthur Edwards and Wally Greer, the reigning champions.
 “What are we going to do with those two?” groaned Alison Edwards as she sat having coffee with her roommate, Penny Greer, in the campus bookstore.  “Dad’s talking about giving up golf for stamp collecting.”
 “That’s nothing,” replied Penny.  “My Dad’s got the idea he should hang up his windbreaker and sun visor, and take up books and classical music!  Can you imagine?”
 The two students were discussing a falling out between their fathers over Arthur’s prized Toro snowblower . . . .

(Excerpt from “Partners,” the opening story of The Riverdale Chronicles

 


 

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