|Connecticut Author Talk: |
The Inheritance of Greatness
by Christopher Michael Holms
|Sunday January 13, 2013|
|2:00 PM to 4:00 PM|
| Main Library|
Author Holms asked himself: How do I pass on to my children the legacy of a man who meant the world to me and taught me so much? After the death of my grandfather, I began typing a letter asking him to help me remember the things he had taught me so I could pass them on. What was meant to be a private meditation blossomed into the creation of Thomas Carver and my book The Inheritance of Greatness.
Thomas Carver is a 14-year-old boy growing up in Fairfield, CT in 1809. After another incident with neighborhood bullies, he embarks on an errand that turns into a journey to manhood. His grandfather takes him through neighboring towns, where he meets the older man’s friends who become his mentors. Thomas comes to understand that the anger inside of him is a manifestation of his own fears about who he has been trying to be for everyone but himself.
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