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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Holidays
  • Language:English
  • Pages:86
  • eBook ISBN:9798350951004
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350950991

An American Christmas Carol

by Christopher Schildt

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Overview

Travel back in time to the cobblestone streets of 1843 Boston in this reimagining of Charles Dickens's classic tale. This heartwarming, unforgettable experience will fill readers with the true spirit of the holiday season. Set against the unique backdrop of Boston's rich history, An American Christmas Carol explores social injustice, compassion, and the power of second chances. This captivating, thought-provoking story brings to life the spirit of Dickens's timeless tale in a fresh and engaging way. 

Description

Travel back in time to the cobblestone streets of 1843 Boston as we reimagine Charles Dickens’s classic tale in An American Christmas Carol. This heartwarming, unforgettable experience will leave you filled with the true spirit of the holiday season.

Follow the journey of the wealthy and ruthless attorney Henry Rutherford as he is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Edward Marley. But this time, there’s an alternate spine-chilling explanation for the chains that Marley’s ghost is forced to wear in the afterlife. Marley warns Rutherford of a frightening destiny and the coming of three spirits. Through their ghostly visits, Rutherford is forced to confront the dark truths of his past, present, and terrifying future as he embarks on a transformative journey of redemption and compassion.

Set against the unique backdrop of Boston’s rich history, An American Christmas Carol explores social injustice, compassion, and the power of second chances. This captivating, thought-provoking story brings to life the spirit of Dickens’s timeless tale in a fresh and engaging way, promising to haunt you most pleasantly.


About the author

Christopher Schildt pursued his passion for writing by attending the University of Connecticut and studying creative writing at Connecticut College under Dr. Alice Johnson, dean emeritus and professor of English, and at the Eugene O'Neill Center for the Arts under Ernest Schier, former president of the National Critics Institute. He later published two novels with Simon & Schuster, reimagining classic tales with a modern twist—Frankenstein and Dracula, in collaboration with Universal Studios.

Christopher's dedication to serving his country led him to work as a police officer, where he demonstrated exceptional bravery by rescuing two children from a frozen swamp, an act recognized with the prestigious Medal of Bravery. He suffered a traumatic brain injury while attempting to arrest an armed suspect, leaving him permanently disabled.

Over the past 25 years, Christopher has focused on his recovery, undergoing treatment at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael’s, Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Connecticut, and Hartford Hospital's Institute of Living. Encouraged by his healthcare provider, Dr. James Jacobson, he recently completed An American Christmas Carol, his first literary work since the injury, showcasing his resilience and creative spirit despite his disability.

Christopher currently resides in Florida with his Australian Shepherd, Georgie, continuing his writing journey and inspiring others with his story of perseverance.

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