Comeback Love

Comeback Love

A Novel

Book - 2012
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More than thirty-five years ago, Gordon Meyers has a low number in the draft pick so he packs his belongings and reluctantly leaves Glenna Rising, a med student without whom he can't imagine living. Now, decades later, Gordon is a former globe-trotting consultant with a grown son and an ex-wife. He has an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again. Glenna is astonished when Gordon walks into her Manhattan office. But she agrees to accompany him for a drink. Together they rediscover the passion that drew them together before it tore them apart. As the evening progresses, Gordon will finally reveal the true reason for his return.
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2012, c2010.
ISBN: 9781451656329
Branch Call Number: GOLDE
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 21 cm.


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Cdnbookworm Jun 07, 2012

This lovely little book is a love story and the story of finding what is important in life.
The story goes back and forth between the present and the late 1960s, when Gordon and Glenna first met.
In the present, Gordon feels like his life is falling apart. On his way to visit his sister Elaine in Boston, he stops in New York to visit his parents' graves and see his old girlfriend Glenna. But Glenna is more than just any old girlfriend, she is the one he has always longed for and grieved over losing. Is it possible to go back?
In the past, Glenna is a med student and Gordon is trying to stay out of Vietnam and become a writer. He writes articles for the Long Island Press for little pay and is beginning to make a name for himself. But Glenna is a beauty and sometimes he wonders what she sees in him. Glenna herself has issues not always visible to Gordon and their relationship has its ups and downs. We know from the beginning that things between them didn't work but we see how things developed as we follow that storyline, and we see in the present what in his life has driven Gordon to take the risk of seeing Glenna again and reaching out to her.
A novel that explores the vulnerability that exists in relationships and the risks of opening oneself to love.

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