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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer- A Book Discussion and Lecture with Dr. Kerry Driscoll

Dr. Kerry Driscoll will lead a book discussion and lecture on Mark Twain’s timeless novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer from 7:00- 8:15 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

Aug. 26, 2012 - PRLog -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, published in 1876, is the most iconic of Twain’s representations of his Missouri boyhood.  The story takes place during the 1840’s in the fictional Mississippi River town of St. Petersburg, Missouri where we meet an imaginative and mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer and his best friend Huckleberry Finn.  But when Tom and Huck accidently bear witness to a murder committed by the novels villain, Injun Joe, they must set aside their boyish adventures and do the right thing when the wrong man stands accused.  

Dr. Kerry Driscoll is a professor of English and department chair at St. Joseph’s College in West Hartford. She is the recipient of two Fulbright awards to the University of Heidelberg, Germany and, in 2007, was awarded a yearlong Faculty Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her book manuscript in progress, Mark Twain Among the Indians. She is the author of numerous essays about Twain, is the contributing editor of the Mark Twain Annual, and last year, directed a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on “Mark Twain and the Culture of Progress.”

The Oliver Wolcott Library has additional copies of this title available to borrow.  All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto www.owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs.  This program is generously funded by a Heritage Grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut and the Connecticut Humanities Council.

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