The Folksingers - A Novel

On a July morning in 1963 Jeff McCarthy leaves his dorm room at Prince College in Coaltown, Pennsylvania, where he is taking summer courses and sets out on a hitchiking trip to Newport, Rhode Island, where he will be a part of a historic musical event, the 1963 Newport Folk Music Festival. On his Journey Jeff will meet up with a cast of offbeat characters who will share in his Adventures. More

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About Jerry Gallagher

Jerry Gallagher was a reviewer for the University of Scranton's "Best Sellers" Magazine for several years and has also written Feature Stories, as well as Concert, Television and Movie Reviews for PA East and The Morning Call Newspapers in the Lehigh Valley Area of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Jerry has also been a Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter both as a Solo Artist, as well as in several Folk and Rock Groups in Eastern Pennsylvania including The Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society, The Shamrockers and The Earth Riders.

Jerry's Music and Writing have been wonderful and fulfilling hobbies but not really a source of income so Jerry worked for many years in the field of Social Work prior to his retirement in 2011.

After completing his Bachelors Degree in English at King's College in Wilkes Barre, PA and his Masters Degree in Counseling at Shippensburg State University in Shippensburg, PA, Jerry worked as a Counselor, Social Worker and a Family Therapist in his home area of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Jerry's First Published Book, "Letters To A Lost Nation: A Watergate Chronicle" in addition to being published as an E Book by Smashwords is also published by Createspace and is available in Paperback through The Createspace Store, as well as through, Barnes & and other book distribution outlets.

Jerry's Second Published Book, "The Triumph Of Barack Obama: More Letters To A Lost Nation" is published through Smashwords but is also available as a Paperback through The Createspace Store,, Barnes & and other Outlets

Not all of Jerry's books are available through Smashwords. Information on his other books can be obtained through his Writers Website and by searching Jerry Gallagher on

Other books written by Jerry Include the Following:

The Folksingers: - is a Novel about Four Different Characters who meet and Interact at the Historic Newport Folk Music Festival during the Summer of 1963. It is a Love Story and a Road Story very reminiscent of "The Catcher in The Rye."

The Man On The Grassy Knoll - The Assassins: - is the First Volume in a series which spans decades and deals with some of the Most Important Political and Moral Issues of the 20th Century. This book puts a new Fictional and Factual Spin on the Nightmare Assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22nd, 1963 by combining some very Disturbing and Controversial Truths with some even more Disturbing and Controversial Fiction. In the end "The Man On The Grassy Knoll - The Assassins" is a Fast Paced and Interesting Novel which presents an often told tale with some New and Frightening Insights regarding the Back Story of the JFK Assassination.

All of Jerry Gallagher's books are available on in both Paperback and Kindle Editions

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