True Grace Book Club
The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford
Wednesday • December 13 • 6pm
U District store
Join True Grace book club for a lively discussion of this month's book.
Travel back to Victorian England with The Man Who Invented Christmas to find out how Charles Dickens revived a holiday and his career by writing A Christmas Carol. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so he used what little money he had to put it out himself. Discover the story behind the famous yuletide tale and meet us for a discussion with special guest Brad Craft who will offer further insight into the beloved author.
Book club members, save 20% when you purchase this title at our U District store.
Les Standiford is the author of the critically acclaimed Last Train to Paradise, Meet You in Hell, and Washington Burning, as well as several novels. Recipient of the Frank OConnor Award for Short Fiction, he is Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, where he lives with his wife and three children.