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Author Gerald F. Sweeney to sign books at Browseabout July 13

July 10, 2019

Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach will host a book signing with author Gerald F. Sweeney from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, July 13.

“Comes the Electric Circus” is the final novel in a saga that follows one family through the 20th century. The seven-book series is called The Columbiad. The latest novel reflects the tumultuous changes that occurred between the traditional 1950s and the mind-blowing ’60s.

The story of a romance between two young Manhattanites at a time when New York became the world’s capital of finance and the arts captures the evolution of their love in the midst of radical social and intellectual shifts that reshaped America. Working in the lively television and magazine communication business, the couple sees conventional, conservative values spin out of control with the advent of the sexual revolution, the Beats, the Boomers, cool jazz, new journalism, the rise of television and the continued escalation of the Cold War and the space race.

Sweeney is an Army veteran and a Michigan graduate. His business life was consumed by Manhattan’s madcap magazine business, where he overworked in various capacities, including publisher. Energized by John F. Kennedy, he made a seven-year detour into government work including a stint on Capitol Hill.

Browseabout Books is at 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. For more information, go to www.browseaboutbooks.com or call 302-226-2665.