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Four men reunite for a special Fifties-themed homecoming celebration at their old New Jersey high school in 1988, thirty years after graduation. While in their teens, the boys had been known collectively as the D.A.’s (no relation to the legal profession); but time and distance have brought changes and adult responsibilities. Letting go of the past proves challenging for the quartet, which consists of Frankie, the group leader and tough-guy greaser still playing the part at age 48; Denny, Frankie’s best friend and the only divorced member of the group; Tony, the romantic, whose marriage and happiness are threatened by the reappearance of an old love; and Eddy, the straight-laced nerd and arguably most centered of the four thrown into emotional turmoil by the appearance of a new one. Now, all four must find the courage to leave the past behind as they come to terms with middle age and the realities of their diverse lives. (Note: THE D.A.’s FOREVER contains strong language and sexual situations.)
Targeted Age Group: 30-75
Book Price: $2.99
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Laura Pinto is a baby boomer who grew up in the Garden State, New Jersey, the setting for her first published novel, THE D.A.’s FOREVER. She loves reading, writing, and the music from rock and roll’s golden era. Laura is best known among oldies fans for her many websites, blogs, and social-network profiles reflecting this passion of hers; if you’re a fan of oldies music, chances you’ve visited at least one of her sites. They include Oldies Connection (which features, among other things, a birthday list, memorial pages, and literally thousands of links to the official sites and social network pages for artists from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s), as well as artist-specific websites for Ron Dante of The Archies; Andy Kim; Joey Dee; Neil Sedaka; Robin McNamara (official site); The Dixie Cups (official site); and legendary Brill Building songwriter/producer Jeff Barry. Links to all these sites, as well as to Laura’s blogs and social network profiles, can be found on her homepage, laurapinto.com.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My love for the music and lifestyle of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s was what inspired THE D.A.’s FOREVER, which I actually wrote in the mid-1980s and tweaked for publication in 2013. Although the novel takes place in 1988, THE D.A.’s FOREVER pays tribute to the greaser culture from three decades earlier, spotlighting four men in their late forties who are being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the modern era … and adulthood.