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Meet Author Peter Rush

  • Third House Books & Coffee 113 North Main Street Gainesville, FL, 32601 United States (map)

We are excited to have Peter Rush read from his newly published novel, Wild World (August 31, 2017). Peter S. Rush is a graduate of Brown University and has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Florida.  He was a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, Peace Corps volunteer, and a police officer.  He is currently CEO of a global management firm.

“A deftly crafted and inherently engaging read from cover to cover, Wild World is an extraordinary and impressively entertaining read from beginning to end — and showcases author Peter S. Rush as having a genuine flair for originality.” —Midwest Book Review

“[Set] in the early 1970s… Author Peter Rush vividly recreates those times and faithfully captures the mood on campuses around the country during those tumultuous years of protest against the Vietnam War, and demonstrations involving social causes.” “Wild World is a crime novel, a love story and a mystery all rolled into one… well written and keeps your attention.” —Peace Corps Journal

“A riveting exploration of one man trying to change a corrupt system from within… Rush’s agile writing is impressive.” —Clarion Review

“This is a well-written novel, one rich in period detail and dramatically dynamic.” — Blue Ink Review

“Set in the volatile days of the early 1970s, this superbly-written work is an absorbing story of youthful ambition tempered by real life.” —The BookLife Prize

“A complex and assured debut with a compelling storyline.” —Auntie M Writes

“Though Wild World is set in the ‘70s, it brings to light parallels between that era’s cultural and political climate and today’s tempestuous climate.” “Rush’s greatest strength as a writer is his celerity. He is able to transition from scene to scene swiftly, propelling the plot forward at a rapid rate.” —Wiki Lit

“The strength of Wild World is its focus, Steve is unflinching and nearly Job-like as he maneuvers not to just take down the corrupt but raise up the incorruptible.” —Misanthropester

“Wild World is a well written novel with outstanding character development. Rush has done his research which shows within the pages of this story of strength and courage.” —Lovely Loveday

“Wild World takes us inside the Vietnam era on campus, and the author captures it perfectly. The devastating effects to the innocent are all here, especially upon those who try to set things to right.” —Mary Ann Tirone-Smith author of Girls of a Tender Age

Copies will be available for sale at Third House Books & Coffee.

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