Tin Whistle hosts Irish-American author of true tale

Tin Whistle hosts Irish-American author of true tale


The Tin Whistle, 1414 N. Main St., will host a book signing by an author with local roots from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Robert J. Morgan, a former Rockford resident and Golden Gloves fighter who went on to become an NCAA Welterweight boxing champion at the university of Wisconsin, is the author of Goodbye, Geraldine—a new book in the Irish-American tradition of fine storytelling cited for its upbeat theme and gentle humor that has readers laughing through tears. It is a coming of age story for those over 35. A quote in the book says it best: “It wasn’t a happy childhood, but it was a long one.”

Goodbye, Geraldine is the true story of a woman whose strength sustains her grandchildren through the calamities of alcoholism, desertion and death—and of the author, a young man who literally fights his way to a new life and then finds peace where he least expects it.

The Publisher’s Profile describes Goodbye, Geraldine as a book that tells us a great deal about ourselves and provides us with a delightfully entertaining reminder of what really matters… a book that strikes a chord deep inside and makes us say, “Yes!” to life.

Mr. Morgan will speak at 6:15 p.m. and be available to visit and sign copies of his book. Goodbye, Geraldine is published by Rockford-based JGC/United Publishing Corps., publishers of The First Forest and Keeping First Things First, both of which topped the Chicago Tribune and other best-seller lists. For more information, call 968-7958 or 988-1799.

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