Course detail: OS18202F - Tom Averill Shares His Newest Book
Award-winning author and radio commentator Tom Averill will present his latest work: Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr: A Novel. This novel is archival, told entirely through journals, letters, photos, drawings, notes, and clippings left behind by Nell Doerr, who lived in Lawrence, Kan., between 1854 and 1889. The novel tells the story of her stillborn babies, her move to Kansas, the loss of her husband in Quantrill's Raid, and her discovery, while hiding in her basement, of the fossils of ancient creatures in the foundation rock. This is the story of an unforgettable heroine who is unconventional and strong. Following the presentation, there will be a reception and books signing.
Session Detail: OS18202F