Jerry says: "From the Depression, my father and the mules, picking cotton, Navy aviation, college, marriage and children and grandchildren and weddings; my siblings and parents, grandparents and great-grandfathers, my work, baseball scouting, camp hosting, canoeing, hunting and fishing, showing my livestock, ranching, my home place, National Park, RV’ing, hiking and backpacking,and raising 9 children now there are 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren."

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The book is now available at Amazon in both digital and paperback formats!



An American Story

A novel by Jerry Lemonds

Fifteen years ago the novel started out as fiction. However, it became obvious that so much has changed in our society, "regular" life almost seems like fiction.

Jerry Lemonds' manuscript covers approximately 71 years and will be of interest to old and young, city and country-dweller alike as he enthusiastically gallops through life with scarcely (apparently) any concern as to where he was going.

Timer is an affectionate look back at the world that shaped Jerry Lemonds and millions of other Americans like him during the second half of the 20th Century.

Timer collage

Jerry Lemonds  JERRY

He's a hiker, a camper, and a lifelong canoeing enthusiast. He's also a nationally recognized author who's published several recent books that celebrate the joys of all three pursuits.

After completing his 2003 autobiography (Timer: An American Story), the peripatetic Jerry Lemonds would go on to write two high-octane novels about his remarkable experiences as a long-distance canoe-pilot
(Lonely Paddler of the Missouri) and as a U.S. Navy airman during the Korean War era (The Delta Lovers).

Born and raised on a cotton farm in small-town Missouri, Jerry Lemonds put himself through college and earned two graduate degrees . . . before spending the next 35 years running a series of federal and state
health and workers' compensation agencies. 
Working in more recent years as a successful management consultant and as a guide in the national "Volunteers In Parks" program, the adventure-loving Lemonds frequently wanders the country in his RV, and has so far visited 16 National Parks. 

Book chapters now available online  for browsing in PDF format!

The PDF file includes bookmarks for each chapter. Resize the left frame as necessary to view.

Also check out two new books by Jerry Lemonds,

Lonely Paddler of the Missouri


The Delta Lovers