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Live From Prairie Lights
“Live from Prairie Lights” is an internationally known readings series, which features some of the best up-and-coming and well-established authors & poets from all over the globe. Presented before a live audience and streamed over the world wide web, this long running series brings the spoken word from the bookstore to the masses.
Most readings begin @ 7:00 p.m. Arrive early to assure yourself a seat.
December 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard
What ever happened to poor Tiny Tim from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? Was he mainstreamed into a regular elementary school or did he need special ed. Did he get a good job as a barrister or a clerk for a wealthy firm? Was the high point in his life to be as the cheerleader, waving his crutch in the air and shouting “God bless us, every one.” Novelist Louis Bayard was so curious about this question that he wrote a wonderful novel on the subject, Mr. Timothy. I don’t want to tell too much, because this book's surprises are many and delightful. Let’s just say that Timothy is still taking money from Scrooge and does not like it one bit. He has not become a traditional success in life, and is not a happy guy.