We caught up with an author whose recent work centers on his tenuous relationship with golf. In Nine Lessons: A Novel of Love, Fatherhood and Second Chances, Kevin Alan Milne writes, "Golf is life, and life is golf, and we are all just players trying our best to finish the round.'' We spoke with Milne, 36, via cell phone on the eve of the British Open. "I'll absolutely be watching the Open, and I'll be glued to the last two rounds, definitely,'' he said. He lives with his wife and five children in Sherwood, Ore.
What is on your nightstand?
I've got five kids, so first, I'll tell you about family reading. There's the Fable Haven series by Brandon Mull and Brandon Dorman.
And what about your adult reading?
I've got The Book Thief (by Markus Zusak), which can definitely be considered both youth and adult reading. I love it. His style breaks traditional rules. But I'm also reading Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer. I love the intrigue. He's a page turner because he uses short chapters. You've got bursts of stories.
Piper Castillo, Times staff writer