Beyond Nostalgia by Tom Winton

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Many readers have said that Beyond Nostalgia is a story that kept reappearing in their minds long after they read it. A multi-category Amazon Bestseller, it is book that will make you laugh and make you cry. It will break your heart and then it will heal it again. You'll love the main character, and you will hate him as well. 

Dean Cassidy looks back on a life filled with hardship and remembers Theresa Wayman, the bright spark that lit up his world when he was eighteen. As an adult, many years later, Cassidy continues his struggle to be successful in life, but can't move past his betrayal and loss of Theresa. 

Beyond Nostalgia is a poignant story about growing up, making choices, betrayal, forgiveness and moving on. Cassidy and Theresa find inspiration, joy and acceptance together in their world of dysfunctional families and economic hardships. But one night Cassidy, in a drunken stupor, makes a terrible choice that costs him his relationship with Theresa. Twenty-five years later, with the encouragement of his devoted wife, Cassidy focuses his sadness and angst into writing a book - a book that will eventually lead him to another crossroad in his life and redemption from his suffering. 

Author Tom Winton has a distinct and engaging voice. His characters are compelling, struggling to grow and make the right choices in spite of being wracked with inner and outer turmoil. Winton's succinct writing not only defines his characters, but also captures and conveys the sense of time with rich precision - from the world of drugs, economic depression, racial tension and emotional tension as the young men are drafted to war, to the music and clothing styles of the time, that makes the story all the more vivid and appealing. 

A moving portrait of a man's transformation through life, from a teenager inspired by his first love to a man who finally learns to accept his fate, Beyond Nostalgia is an illuminating and poignant tale.

About Tom Winton

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Tom Winton was born and raised in New York City. During his working career, he has done everything from working on a railroad gang in the Colorado Rockies to driving a taxicab in Manhattan. He has also been a mailman, a salesman, an entrepreneur and more. Now retired, Tom lives in Hobe Sound, Florida, with his wife Blanche and their ill-tempered but loveable Jack Russell Terrier, Ginger. They spend part of their time in Carmel, Maine. The Kindle version of Tom's first novel, Beyond Nostalgia, has been on four Amazon Best Seller lists at the same time. He is now seeking an agent or publisher for it and his recently completed second novel, The Last American Martyr. As Beyond Nostalgia was in 2011, The Last American Martyr is now a finalist for Random House's "2012 Book of the Year.
Published November 8, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 224 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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