Wampanoag RI It's the early 1970s and the golden
AGE OF THE NEWSPAPER IS DRAWINGof the newspaper is drawing a close At big city dailies computers have replaced manual Typewriters And Linotype Machines and linotype machines in small town New England the Wampanoag Times still puts out newspapers the old fashioned way For Catherine Gallagher an ambitious and eager college graduate it's the perfect place to beg. Ce there she finds that there's a price for success Jean McGarry's latest novel Gallagher's Travels is a fast paced vivid set against a backdrop Of Late Breaking Stories late breaking colorful newsroom characters With nowing insight McGarry charts the emotional and vocational development of a woman determined to succeed in a profession rife with condescension and sexism. ,
In a career as a reporter Her first stories however are not exactly the stuff of Pulitzer prizes Instead of Her first stories however are not exactly the stuff of Pulitzer prizes Instead of city beat she's assigned to stuff of Pulitzer prizes Instead of the city beat she's assigned to Women's page where she covers weddings and anniversaries Then she starts writing stories that get her noticed and when she's offered a chance to work at a big city newspaper she shrugs off her fear and leaps at the chance On.