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A debut novel about a man and his romantic quest to find the woman he loved and lost years before.

Like Nicholas Sparks and Robert James Waller, first-time novelist Peter Golden knows how to write the kind of nostalgic fiction that men and women alike fall for. In Comeback Love, a universal story about lost love, he offers an evocative debut that begins in the tumultuous 1960s and ends in the feverish thrill of present-day New York City.

Over thirty-five years ago, Gordon Meyers, an aspiring writer with a low number in the draft lottery, packed his belongings and reluctantly drove away, leaving Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn’t imagine living without.

Now, decades later, Gordon is a former globetrotting consultant with a grown son, an ex-wife, and an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again. Stunned when Gordon walks into her Manhattan office, Glenna agrees to accompany him for a drink. As the two head out into the snow-swept city, they become caught up in the passions that drew them together before tearing them apart. And as the evening unfolds, Gordon finally reveals the true reason for his return.

Comeback Love is a bracing journey into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s. Plumbing the depths of youth, regret, and desire, Peter Golden deftly illuminates the bonds that mysteriously endure in the face of momentous change.

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"Journalist Golden's debut novel — originally published by Staff Picks Press in 2010 — follows middle-aged Gordon Meyers, who, attempting to escape mysterious troubles, revisits New York City and his long-lost love, Glenna Rising, whom he met in the summer of '68 when she was a med student and abortion rights activist. Gordon — then a wayward undergrad clinging to a draft deferment — and Glenna fell for one another and moved in together, but the consequences of the turbulent times and zealous ideologies soon tore the pair apart. Decades later in the present day, as the country is again in the midst of a drawn-out war, Gordon and Glenna look back and relive their brief but passionate relationship. Though the characters' dialogue is often wooden, Gordon and Glenna have a credible chemistry, and their romance rises and falls with the familiar but engrossing tempo of reckless, youthful passion. It is unfortunate and distracting, then, that Golden (Quiet Diplomat) has his characters traipse from one watershed boomer moment to the next, less an authentic recollection of generational milestones (Woodstock, Vietnam, etc.) than a glib re-enactment. Agent: Susan Golomb, the Susan Golomb Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

What would you do if you had a second chance with the one that got away?

More than thirty-five years ago, Gordon Meyers, an aspiring writer with a low number in the draft lottery, packed his belongings and reluctantly drove away, leaving behind Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn’t imagine living without.

Now, decades later, Gordon is a former globe-trotting consultant with a grown son, an ex-wife, and an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again. Though she’s stunned when Gordon walks into her Manhattan office, Glenna agrees to accompany him for a drink. As the two head out into the snow-swept city, they rediscover the passion that once drew them together—before it tore them apart. And as the evening unfolds, Gordon will finally reveal the true reason for his return. . . .

Comeback Love is an evocative journey into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s, and who never truly let each other go. Plumbing the depths of youth, regret, and desire, Peter Golden deftly illuminates the bonds that mysteriously endure in the face of momentous change.

About the Author

Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, biographer, and historian. He lives outside Albany, New York, with his wife and son. Comeback Love is his first novel.

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kataj, June 2, 2012 (view all comments by kataj)
I paid full price for this book at a local independent book store which I don't do very often. And I tried, I really, really tried to like it but I didn't. I kept reading to find out what happened but as a love story, it didn't grab me. There wasn't much emotion, the dialogue was stilted and the metaphors were awful. Maybe the author needed to tell his story? If that is the case and now that he has he should stick to writing non-fiction.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451656329
Author:
Golden, Peter
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Journalist Golden's debut novel — originally published by Staff Picks Press in 2010 — follows middle-aged Gordon Meyers, who, attempting to escape mysterious troubles, revisits New York City and his long-lost love, Glenna Rising, whom he met in the summer of '68 when she was a med student and abortion rights activist. Gordon — then a wayward undergrad clinging to a draft deferment — and Glenna fell for one another and moved in together, but the consequences of the turbulent times and zealous ideologies soon tore the pair apart. Decades later in the present day, as the country is again in the midst of a drawn-out war, Gordon and Glenna look back and relive their brief but passionate relationship. Though the characters' dialogue is often wooden, Gordon and Glenna have a credible chemistry, and their romance rises and falls with the familiar but engrossing tempo of reckless, youthful passion. It is unfortunate and distracting, then, that Golden (Quiet Diplomat) has his characters traipse from one watershed boomer moment to the next, less an authentic recollection of generational milestones (Woodstock, Vietnam, etc.) than a glib re-enactment. Agent: Susan Golomb, the Susan Golomb Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , What would you do if you had a second chance with the one that got away?

More than thirty-five years ago, Gordon Meyers, an aspiring writer with a low number in the draft lottery, packed his belongings and reluctantly drove away, leaving behind Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn’t imagine living without.

Now, decades later, Gordon is a former globe-trotting consultant with a grown son, an ex-wife, and an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again. Though she’s stunned when Gordon walks into her Manhattan office, Glenna agrees to accompany him for a drink. As the two head out into the snow-swept city, they rediscover the passion that once drew them together—before it tore them apart. And as the evening unfolds, Gordon will finally reveal the true reason for his return. . . .

Comeback Love is an evocative journey into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s, and who never truly let each other go. Plumbing the depths of youth, regret, and desire, Peter Golden deftly illuminates the bonds that mysteriously endure in the face of momentous change.

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