FLORENCE, S.C. – Friends of the Florence County Library will host author Peter Golden at 6 p.m. on April 26 at the Doctors Bruce & Lee Foundation Library.
Golden will present his new book, “Nothing is Forgotten,” a thriller about the connection between the Holocaust and the Cold War.
Golden is an award-winning journalist, historian and novelist. During his career, Golden has interviewed Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush; Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig, George Shultz and Lawrence Eagleburger; Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir; and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
Golden was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in the suburbs of South Orange and Maplewood, New Jersey, where he graduated from Columbia High School. He attended Ohio University for two years, then transferred to SUNY Albany, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy. He lives in Guilderland, New York, with his wife, a communication professor at the University at Albany.
“Nothing Is Forgotten” describes the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev’s Russia and the beaches of Southern France as he finds love and discovers the long-hidden secrets about his heritage.
In 1950s New Jersey, Michael Daniels launches a radio show in the storage room of his Russian-Jewish grandmother’s candy store. Not only does the show become a local hit because of his running satires of USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, but half a world away, it picks up listeners in a small Soviet city.
There, with rock and roll leaking in through bootlegged airwaves, Yulianna Kosoy – a war orphan in her mid-20s – is sneaking American goods into the country with her boss, Der Schmuggler.
But just as Michael’s radio show is taking off, his grandmother is murdered in the candy store. Why anyone would commit such an atrocity against such a warm, affable woman is anyone’s guess. But she had always been secretive about her past and, as Michael discovers, guarded a shadowy ancestral history. In order to solve the mystery of who killed her, Michael sets out to Europe to learn where he – and his grandmother – really came from.