New Novel Reveals an Unforgettable Portrait of Post-Civil War America

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Peterson T. Luksh revisits one of the most remarkable episodes in U.S. history and how it changed the lives of millions

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History and imagination seamlessly weave together in up and coming author Peterson T. Luksh’s new novel Tumbleweed. In his stunning debut, Luksh paints an unforgettable portrait of America after the Civil War as a nation caught between the dying embers of the recent conflict and the glimmer of a future of promise and revival.

After the Civil War, America is united once again, its assets no longer bogged down by open conflict. The great expansion westward begins. Along the way, new economies are forged, industries are founded and cultures flourish and die. By 1880, the nation’s population had increased by more than sixty percent since the pre-war era.

Lost and tangled somewhere within that sociological conflagration was Bill McCoy, a veteran of that terrible war and a man still struggling to find his place in the country he had fought so savagely to preserve. Still plagued by vivid memories of the battlefield, Bill comes upon an opportunity that might finally offer him a measure of pride and peace. Unknown to him, a cruel, merciless force awaits him in the desert; one that not only threatens to shatter his hopes for a future but that might also cost a great many people their lives and their dignity.

Capturing the triumphs and tragedies of people caught up in the vicissitudes of the times, Tumbleweed is a brilliantly wrought tale of courage and resilience unfolding against the stark landscape of post-Civil War America.

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About the Author
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Peterson T. Luksh now lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Maria. Tumbleweed is his first published work.

Tumbleweed * by Peterson T. Luksh
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 327 pages; 978-1-4797-5361-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 327 pages; 978-1-4797-5362-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-5363-5

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