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Bookwoman: Grant and Twain by Mark Perry (BW20-24)

  • April 14, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online/ZOOM



Wednesday, April 14

9:30–11:00 am

Facilitator: Lynn Andreini

This class is online only (ZOOM). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class.

In the spring of 1884 Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter not only both their lives but the course of American literature. Over the next fifteen months, as the two men became close friends and intimate collaborators, Grant raced against the spread of cancer to compose a triumphant account of his life and times — while Twain struggled to complete and publish his greatest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

In this deeply moving and meticulously researched book, veteran writer Mark Perry reconstructs the heady months when Grant and Twain inspired and cajoled each other to create two quintessentially American masterpieces.


All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

Register by: 4/13

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