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Established 1885

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What Does the Fox Read: Rode by Thomas Fox Averill

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We’ll discuss Averill’s western Rode. Ebook and digital audiobook available on Hoopla & OverDrive. Register for Zoom link. Email [email protected] with questions or for a print copy.

When Thomas Fox Averill first heard Jimmy Driftwood’s ballad Tennessee Stud he found the song hauntingly compelling. As he began to imagine the story behind the lyrics, he set out to research the song’s history – a tale from along about 1825 about the legendary exploits of the greatest horse that ever lived, the Tennessee Stud, and his owner.

Traveling the same route the song chronicles from Tennessee into Arkansas through Texas and into Mexico, Averill visited racetracks, Spanish missions, historical museums, a living history farm and national parks. He invented characters of his own along the way. Averill’s novel captures the spirit of the ballad while telling the story of Robert Johnson, a man who holds love in his heart though adventure rules his time. Pursued by a bounty hunter, Indians and his conscience, Johnson and his horse are tested, strengthened and made resolute.

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Date:
November 4
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
https://events.tscpl.org/event/5261110

Venue

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604 United States
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Phone:
785-580-4400
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