This season, tune in for an HPPR Radio Readers Book Club holiday tradition: the two-hour broadcast of a High Plains author's delightful Christmas story: A Carol Dickens Christmas, featuring a fresh reading by the book's author, Thomas Fox Averill.
Saturday, December 22th— 7-9pm CT
Monday, December 24th— 7-9pm CT
Thomas Fox Averill, an O. Henry Award Winner, is Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English at Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas. He teaches courses in Creative Writing, Kansas Literature, Folklore and Film. He has published four novels, one of which is A Carol Dickens Christmas (2014).
“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.”