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Dying With Earl

Tom and his Mark Twain impersonator friend Earl are together again. They are on a mission to experience life where “Living With Earl” left off. Their connection, while deeper since their brief separation, has a sometimes temporary feel to it, at least as the story begins to unfold.

Their exploits and revelations captivate each of them in ways neither could have imagined. Whether laughing or crying throughout their exciting ride,they are emotionally lashed together in ways that perfectly fit their unlikely history.

As their time together expands, it becomes clearto both of them that there are secrets that need to be revealed, but who will be the first to volunteer or discover the truth?




Living With Earl

Tom has managed to inherit a most unusual houseguest. Not a doting relative or an old friend but a stranger who claims to be Mark Twain himself—a man who looks and acts the part, down to his dry wit, dramatic panache, and authentic period clothes. One whom Tom knows by the name “Earl”…for reasons he’ll get into later. As the two men get to know each other over the course of eye-opening conversations and humorous insights about the world, an unexpected friendship emerges—while Tom struggles to discover the origins of the mysterious guest once and for all. But when the truth gets a little too close for comfort, Tom must decide whether he wants to keep up the relentless search for the man’s real identity…or simply relax and enjoy the (supposed) presence of one of history’s greatest literary icons.

About Tom

tomTom Lambert is a semi-retired cabinetmaker and father of three grown sons. From the time his seventh grade English teacher told him he had “potential” he has maintained a fascination with creative writing, most notably Mark Twain. Living with Earl is Lambert’s debut novel, in which he places himself side by side with Twain (or a dedicated impersonator) so they can play pool, laugh together, and occasionally grumble about the declining state of the world. He is in the process of writing a sequel. Lambert currently lives in Bowling Green, Ohio, with his wife, Beth, a lovable dog, three “rescue”cats, and a modest mortgage.

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