HPPR Radio Readers Holiday Special: A Carol Dickens Christmas

Dec 14, 2019

Featuring Kansas author Thomas Fox Averill

Thomas Fox Averill, an O. Henry Award Winner, is Writer-in-residence and Professor of English at Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas;  where he teaches courses in Creative Writing and in Kansas Literature, Folklore and Film.  He has published four novels, one of which includes 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.”  (From Amazon)


Part One - Monday, December 23, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Part Two - Monday, December 23, 2019 – 8:00 p.m.

Part One* - Thursday, December 26, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.

Part Two* - Thursday, December 26, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.


You can listen to  the entire broadcast special of Thomas Fox Averill's "A Carol Dickens Christmas" using the links below: