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A Character Conversation – Comeback Love

Hey Guys!
So today I am introducing you to the talented Peter Golden, author of Comeback Love.
He’s written a guest post for you all, a conversation between the two characters in his book.
Hope it helps you get a better insight into him and his novel!

Gordon & Glenna: A Conversation

“So what do you think?” I asked Glenna.

We were sitting across from each other in the living room, and she had just closed Comeback Love and put it on the coffee table.

She said, “Kind of personal, no?”

“What’d you mean?”

“Well, for starters, I spend a fair amount of time not wearing any clothes.”

“Me too.”

She laughed. “That’s what makes it personal.”

“Are you sorry I wrote it?”

“No, only sorry we had to—”

“Had to what?” I asked.

“Had to live lives worth writing a novel about.”

“Most people do.”

“You think?”

“If they fall in love, yes.”

“Never easy, is that it?”

I said, “In the movies, sometimes. And in songs. And if you’re very lucky.”

“We weren’t that lucky.”

“Lucky enough. We’re still married.”

“True, but I am wondering about one thing you wrote.”

“What’s that?”

“You ask yourself how old you’ll have to be before you stop thinking I’m the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen.”

“I did.”

“So what’s the answer?”

“One hundred and seventeen,” I said.

“I’m a doctor, remember? That’s not very realistic.”

“No. But it’s true.”


Author: Peter Golden
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Published: April 3rd 2012
Pages: 304 Pages
Format: Paperback
Add It: Goodreads, Amazon, TBD


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 exwife, 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.


Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist and the author of six full-length works of non-fiction and fiction.

Some of his work has appeared in the Detroit Free Press Magazine, Albany Times Union, New Jersey Monthly, Microsoft’s eDirections, Beyond Computing, Electronic Business, Midstream, The Forward and Capital Region Magazine.

Golden’s Quiet Diplomat, a biography of industrialist and political-insider Max M. Fisher made the Detroit Free Press bestseller list. Among those he interviewed were Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush; Secretaries of State Kissinger, Haig and Shultz; and Israeli Prime Ministers Shamir, Peres and Rabin.

With J. Stanley Shaw, Golden wrote I Rest My Case: My Long Journey from the Castle on the Hill to Home, a memoir that chronicles Shaw’s life from his childhood years under the supervision of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum in the 1930s to his career as one of the preeminent bankruptcy attorneys in the United States.

Golden re-interviewed Henry Kissinger, George Shultz and other world leaders, including Mikhail Gorbachev, for his nonfiction look at the Cold War, O Powerful Western Star (Gefen Publishing, May 2012).

His debut novel Comeback Love (Atria Books, April 2012) tells the story of a man and his romantic quest to find the women he loved and lost years before in the 1960s.

Golden grew up in South Orange and Maplewood, New Jersey, and lives today outside Albany, New York with his wife and son.


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