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Said to be a man who writes with his pen dipped in his soul, bestselling author Tom Winton has been listed as one of Amazon's Top 100 "Most Popular Authors" in both Literary Fiction and in Mystery, Thriller and Suspense.
Born in New York City, he has done everything from working on a railroad gang in the Colorado Rockies to driving a taxicab in Manhattan. He's been a mailman, a salesman, an entrepreneur and more. Now living in Florida with his wife Blanche and their ill-tempered but lovable Jack Russell terrier Ginger, Tom is working on his sixth book.
Tom's novels have been likened to such classics as Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird and more. His titles are Beyond Nostalgia, The Last American Martyr, Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost, Within a Man's Heart, A Second Chance in Paradise, and a short story collection The Voice of Willie Morgan.
on Dec. 12, 2011 :
How do you read a book like this? How do you find the time to be alone and comfortable to take a journey into the recent past? Please do yourselves a favor ... make that time and find that place and settle back ready for the trip.
Author Tom Winton leads you to the streets of a different New York city. A New York set in the early days of Bob Dylan and West Side Story combined. A New York bursting at the seams with a revolution brewing on its streets.
Into that time and place the author introduces you to the young lovers. Two complex and likeable young people that fall desperately irrevocably in love. A love with all the passion, lust, need, and longing of any two people who find and recognize their soul-mate.
The reader wants them to be together, you agonize over what you feel may be coming...hoping that they can avoid the pitfalls of any intense relationship and remain together.
The author makes you care about their love. You are with them, he allows you to see them, hear them, and feel for them.
The devastation that awaits their new love is as gutwrenching as it is unexpected.
Two decades pass, and here they are again, looking at one another and longing...is it too late? Is it possible to forgive and move on? I will not spoil this for you. Suffice it to say that this wonderful author has you gripped firmly in his talented hands, and you are grateful for his talent.
A stunning debut novel, from Tom Winton. Remember the name folks, you will be hearing it...and often.
(reviewed the day of purchase)