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Eric Peterson

Award-Winning Fiction

Sixty-year-old man with glasses smiling in front of a private railroad car

Best Seller

The Dining Car

A young man embarks on the journey of a lifetime, bartending aboard a vintage private railroad car.  Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Popular Fiction, the San Diego Book Award Gold Medal for  Contemporary Fiction, and the Readers' Favorite Book Award Silver Medal for Literary Fiction

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Praise for The Dining Car

Like a meal prepared by a top-tier chef: great individual ingredients coming together to form something even better ... Peterson serves up his story in delicious form.

'Hurting, laughing, and falling in love'

Publishers Weekly

Prepare also to be surprised by the masterful prose offered up here by the author, whose pacing, descriptions, dialogue and plotting are seamlessly and effortlessly impeccable ...

Joel R. Dennstedt,

(5-star review)

For Book Clubs

Download our Book Club Guide for The Dining Car

Sumptuous cuisine, lavish spreads, fine wines and champagnes--the posh spectacle of a Horace Button meal is being reenacted by books clubs everywhere.

Schedule an Author Appearance

From book signings at specialty retailers, wineries, and railroad museums to speaking appearances at books clubs and writers' conferences, Eric wants to say "Yes!" to your event.

How to book Eric Peterson for a special event

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About Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson is the award-winning humor writer and author of three funny, contemporary novels, two of which are set on private railroad cars.

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