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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 clear to both of them that there are secrets that need to be revealed, but who will be the first to volunteer or discover the truth?

Because of the veteran connection between Earl and Tom many people after reading Living With Earl donated money to have the book placed in VA Hospitals across the country. Because of that connection and those reader’s commitments, all 142 VA Hospitals now have a dedicated copy of the book. We are doing the same thing with Dying With Earl. You can donate any amount toward this project, but if you would like to donate a book in someone’s name, send a $15.00 check to Tom Lambert 835 Sand Ridge Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402 with the name, rank, and branch of service. Particular hospitals can be chosen, but if they have already received a book, another will be selected at random. 

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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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