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January 17, 2011


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Advisory: Tonight – Breathtaking Japanese Flowers & Floral Design at FlowerSchool NY

Spectacular Photo and Video Opportunity

For Immediate Release

MANHATTAN (Jan. 17, 2011) — Tonight only, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., FlowerSchool New York will offer flower enthusiasts and the media a special opportunity to view and learn about breathtaking, unique Japanese flowers.

News photographers and videographers are especially urged to come capture vivid images of these stunning flowers.

Tonight’s free event at FlowerSchool New York is open to the public and is held in conjunction with Bloom Japan’s second annual flower show at the Japan Society in NYC.

While the flower show is limited to wholesalers and florists, tonight’s event at FlowerSchool New York is a chance for the general public to see Bloom Japan’s amazingly high quality flower varieties with colors, sizes, and characteristics rarely seen in the U.S.

About 1,000 stems will be on view at FlowerSchool New York, including: gorgeous, tall Gloriosa Lilies; large and fluffy Lisianthus; and spectacular Sweet Pea that changes from lavender to green all in one blossom!

The Bloom Japan Network is an alliance of Japan’s key flower auctions.

FlowerSchool New York offers floral design classes for flower enthusiasts taught by New York City master florists, including Michael George, Cas Trap and Meredith Waga.



FlowerSchool New York
5 Tudor City Place
New York, New York 10017

Monday, January, 17, 2011
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Free Admission


Media Only:

For information, call 212.661.8074 or email:


Media coverage resulting from this press release:

Note: This event was attended by Bruce Golding of the New York Post. Later the following article by Reuven Blau appeared in print:

Valentine’s love in $500 bloom
New York Post, Feb. 6, 2011

January 10, 2011


Filed under: Author,Features — duncan @ 1:23 am

For Immediate Release Contact: Duncan Crary 518-274-2723

Love Story Novel Explores Cold War of the Sexes

In “Comeback Love,” Historian and Journalist Peter Golden makes the case that the changing role of women was the most significant result of the Cold War

ALBANY, N.Y. (01/10/2011) — Peter Golden is best-known for his interviews with Cold War-era world leaders, including Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush (41); Secretaries of State Kissinger, Haig, and Shultz; Israeli Prime Ministers Shamir, Peres, and Rabin; and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Book Cover Comeback Love by Peter GoldenNow the historian and journalist is exploring the changing role of women during the Cold War with his first novel, “Comeback Love.” Though the story includes both male and female perspectives, Golden said he particularly wanted to write about how the changing roles of women affected men.

“Men were changed enormously by how our culture has been re-arranged by the wider choices now available to women,” he said. “That moment of change — before women started to enter professional schools in great numbers — and what it means to both sexes today, is what I tried to catch in the novel.”


Set in Spuyten Duyvil in the Riverdale section of the Northern Bronx, “Comeback Love” journeys into the hearts of two lovers who came of age in the 1960s and find themselves reunited in the present.

Thirty-five years ago, Gordon Meyers, an aspiring writer with a low number in the draft lottery, packed his belongings and reluctantly drove away, leaving Glenna Rising, the sexy, sharp-witted med student he couldn’t imagine living without.

Now, decades later, Gordon is a former globe-trotting consultant with a grown son, an ex-wife, and an overwhelming desire to see Glenna again.

Stunned when Gordon walks into her Manhattan office, Glenna agrees to accompany him for a drink. Glenna is now a pediatrician with a large practice and her battles with Gordon should be long behind her. Yet, as the two head out into the snow-swept city, they become caught up in the passions that drew them together then tore them apart.

“This is the story of two people who are flattened by the cultural and psychological roadblocks in their relationship and then finally discover the meaning of love,” Golden said. “Love, in my view, is when people come to view their partner’s sense of emotional security to be as important as their own. That’s why I kept a note on my desk while writing this novel that says: ‘If you can’t be fair to both sides, then you can’t tell this story.’”


Golden said he was compelled to write “Comeback Love” while researching for his forthcoming nonfiction book on the Cold War. Some scenes in his novel also include intricately researched historical Cold War events, such as a speech by Stalin.

“People who know my background want to know how this novel is connected to the Cold War,” Golden said. “I tell them: ‘You won’t find the Soviet Union any more, but men and women are still working it out.’”


“Comeback Love” is the first title released by Staff Picks Press, a new publishing project of Susan Novotny, an independent bookseller in Albany and Troy N.Y. Novotny believes “Comeback Love” will especially appeal to fans of Nicholas Sparks.

“Comeback Love” is available at select independent bookstores and through IndieBound at:


Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, biographer, memoirist and historian. He is the author of five books and lives outside Albany, N.Y., with his wife and son.

Visit to learn more about the author.

For an author photo and book cover, visit:

To schedule an interview with Peter Golden, or to request a review copy of “Comeback Love,” contact Duncan Crary at 518-274-2723.


Media coverage resulting from this press release:

A heartfelt and lyrical novel of loss and redemption (.pdf)
Senior Beacon, Feb. 2011 pp. 28

Peter Golden Explains Social Changes Resulting From the Cold War
Brainstormin’ with Billy The Brain
KKZZ 1400 AM, Ventura County, Calif.
Jan. 31, 2011

When history repeats itself
The Record, Jan. 29, 2011

Five Questions for Peter Golden
The Record, Jan. 18, 2011

A Cold Reunion
Spotlight Newspapers, Jan. 3, 2011