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Peter Stewart is a wine manager. His lifelong interest in writing blossomed after a trip to Manhattan in 2004.
In To The Ocean he says he has attempted to "meld the essential ingredients of sex, violence, vodka, and horseback riding." Over Easy captures the excitement of wartime shipbuilding in Sausalito.
He lives in Glen Ellen California with his wife Kirsten and twins Anna and Lindsay. On days off he can be found surfing the North Coast.
on Sep. 26, 2012 :
"Over Easy" is a pleasing smorgasbord of characters. The novella rolls quickly through a series of slice-of-life vignettes in entertaining 1940s dialect. There is information and man-in-the-street analysis of WW II battles but "Over Easy" works so well as fiction because the reader sees how the war’s events affect the hearts and minds of those fighting the war on the homefront. The novella is, especially for its compactness, an effective and moving character study. All the diverse characters—from a Communist prep chef, to a Japanese infantryman, to a GI writing letters home to his sister from Italy are rounded-out and presented with all their warts showing. This is not a simple-minded “Those Were the Good Ole Days” rehash of World War Two. And you can even pick up some cooking tips utilizing war time rations! Highly recommended, I’m looking forward to Peter Stewart’s next installment in the series.
(reviewed 42 days after purchase)