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December 18, 2012
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room
10 Washington Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
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Book Signing with Officer Christopher Holms

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Join Christopher Holms for book signing and discussion of his book “The Inheritance of Greatness,” 5:30 – 7:30 at the South Norwalk Branch Library, 10 Washington Street.

Thomas Carver, the main character in Holms’ book, is a 14-year-old boy growing up in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1809. His family expects him to enter the priesthood and he tries to meet their expectations. His feelings, however, change as he enters manhood. After another incident with neighborhood bullies, Thomas’ grandfather takes him through Fairfield, Saugatuck and Norwalk where he meets his grandfather's friends.  Together, they help Thomas understand that his anger stems from his fears about trying to please everyone but himself. Thomas’ journey continues with stories of ancient Greek, Celtic and Norse mythology intertwined with the wisdom and faith that he had previously misunderstood.

Christopher Holms grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is a sixteen year veteran police officer in the City of Norwalk, where he also teaches D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Christopher served in the United States Air Force as a law enforcement specialist/military working dog handler and was stationed in Germany for two years.  This allowed him to travel the Europe he read about in Norse and Celtic myth during his youth. He was ordained to Holy Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Connecticut. Christopher's grandfather, Alfred Holms, who died less than a month before his ordination, was the inspiration for this local story which was written so that his sons may know their great grandfather’s legacy. He is married to Christina, an opera singer. They have two sons, Alexander and Andrew. Click here to register online or by calling 203.899.2790 x 15902.

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