Writer Tom Averill will speak about his new book, “A Christmas Carol,” on December 2, 2014, at Hutchinson Community College. The presentation will be in the Shears Technology Center and begin at 7 p.m. It is free and sponsored by the Osher Institute. Averill is the Writer-in-Residence at Washburn University. He is an O’Henry Award story writer.
The book description is:
It’s Christmas, and Carol Dickens’s life is in major transition. Her son Finn, a talented trumpet player, is about to leave for college. Her ex-husband, a real-estate wheeler-dealer, wants to sell their properties in Kansas and move to Arizona. Her wheelchair-bound friend, Laurence, has fallen in love with her. To top it all off, Scraps, the family dog, is dying. As her world spins out of control, Carol seeks refuge in her research on the use of the semicolon–and in her ritual of cooking the perfect series of Victorian holiday meals inspired by A Christmas Carol.