Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Reviews on Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain


What readers are saying about Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain, my new book on the history of summer theatre on Mt. Tom, Holyoke, Massachusetts...

From George Murphy, western Massachusetts radio and television personality, who was also an apprentice at the playhouse on Mt. Tom when he was a teenager in the 1960s:


This is the true history of a building on a plot of land in Holyoke that was the entertainment center to hundreds of thousands of people over a plethora of summers.

You have somehow managed to tell the story of that theater with information and people that have been thought to have vanished from history, but this book...this AMAZING book has changed all of that.

You have told me stories and events that I was never aware of. You brought the shadows back to life. This book you worked so hard on is the story of where it came from, how it survived up to the time that magnificent old structure was destroyed....removed...and almost deleted, but then Jacqueline Lynch came along and resurrected the history of this magnificent edifice so that once again all who read those pages can experience the days of wonder that happened in and around the Casino in the Park.

I thank you so very much for including me in this amazing book  as a sense of pride came over me after reading it, as I was a small part of the later years of the Grand Old Theater.

 J.L., you have hit a home run with this one...take it from someone who was in the midst of it all, albeit for a short time.

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The book is currently available in paperback from the printer, CreateSpace here, and from Amazon in paperback and eBook.  You can also contact me by email or my website to obtain a paperback copy, or order through my Etsy shop: Lynch Twins Publishing.

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Have a look here for Don Grigware's interview with me at Broadway World.com.

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