Miracle on the 17th Green

A Novel


By James Patterson

By Peter de Jonge

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$21.99 CAD

Just when we need some magic in our lives, bestselling author James Patterson brings us a stirring tale of life, love, and the power of Christmas miracles.

Travis McKinley’s life has drifted sideways. His job, his marriage, even his children all feel disconnected and distant. Has he really accomplished nothing of consequence in his life? One Christmas Day, Travis plays a round of golf and finds himself for the first time in the zone-playing like a pro. In astonishingly short order, Travis is catapulted into the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, where he advances to the final round. And while his wife, his children, and a live television audience watch, a miracle takes place that changes Travis and his family forever.

  • "A fast-moving golf fantasy."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "Miracle on the 17th Green is...where miracles can happen to those who learn to dream again."
    Chris Nelson, Calgary Sun
  • "There are many among us who see golf as a healer of the soul and Miracle on the 17th Green, is a wonderful example of how uplifting that belief can be."
    John Feinstein, author of Are You Kidding Me?
  • "Even if you don't know a birdie from a putter you can still enjoy this sweet tale of a middle-aged golfer's extraordinary blossoming."
    Nichol Ruth, The Evening Post (Wellington)
  • "This is a hopeful little gem, and you don't even have to like golf to enjoy it."
  • "Entertaining."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "A cross between It's a Wonderful Life and a masculine version of Sleeping Beauty."
    Library Journal
  • "Patterson and coauthor de Jonge add a new twist by melding a golf story onto a sentimental Christmas fable. The resulting plot is sort of Rocky Does the Senior Tour with just a hint of It's a Wonderful Life."
    Bill Ott, BookList

On Sale
May 15, 2012
Page Count
224 pages
Back Bay Books

James Patterson

About the Author

James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and received an Edgar Award, ten Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

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