A LIVING REMEDY: A MEMOIR with Nicole Chung and Tajja Isen (Virtual)

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June 8 • 7:00 pm

From the bestselling author of All You Can Ever Know comes a memoir of a daughter’s search to understand the lives her adoptive parents led, the life she forged as an adult, and the lives she’s lost. Called an “an intimate story with vast social implications” by Imani Perry and “an excavation of the self” by Ocean Vuong, A Living Remedy examines what it takes to reconcile the distance between one life, one home, and another – and sheds needed light on some of the most persistent and grievous inequalities in American society. 

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 Copies of A Living Remedy are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so. 


About the Author: Nicole Chung is the author of the new memoir A Living Remedy and the national bestseller All You Can Ever Know. Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, Time,and many other outlets, All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a semifinalist for the PEN Open Book Award, and an Indies Choice Honor Book. Chung’s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, TheAtlantic, Time, GQ, Slate, and The Guardian. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in the Washington, DC area. 

 About the Moderator: Tajja Isen is the author of Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service, named a Best Book of the Year by Electric Literature, The Globe and Mail, CBC Books, and Daily Hive. She is the editor in chief of Catapult Magazine and co-editor of the anthology The World as We Knew It: Dispatches from a Changing Climate. Her work has appeared in Vulture, Gawker, BuzzFeed, Literary Hub, and other outlets. Also a voice actor, Tajja can be heard on shows that include The Berenstain Bears, Atomic Betty, Super Why!, and Go Dog Go. She lives in Brooklyn. 


Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers. 


June 8
7:00 pm
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