ADVIKA AND THE HOLLYWOOD WIVES with Kirthana Ramisetti and Juhea Kim (Virtual)

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April 27 • 7:00 pm


Considered “a page-turner…[with a] complex heroine on a quest to discover what’s real beyond the mirage of all that glitters” by Dawnie Walton, winner of last year’s Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, Advika and the Hollywood Wives tells the story of marriage, scandal, fame, and identity as a woman grapples with her new life. After marrying a renowned Hollywood film producer, Advika’s life changes but it’s not long before she finds out that the producer has a bit of a history. It’s not until one of the producer’s ex-wives leaves Advika something in her will that she is forced into action. 

 Virtual: $5 non-members and members. REGISTER HERE. 

Copies of Advika and the Hollywood Wives 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: 

As a former entertainment reporter for Newsday and the New York Daily News, Kirthana Ramisetti has written her fair share of stories about the lives (and deaths) of the rich and famous. She has a master’s degree in creative writing from Emerson College and has published work in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. Her debut novel, Dava Shastri’s Last Day, was a Good Morning America book club selection. 


About the Moderator: 

Juhea Kim is an author, artist, advocate, and editor of Peaceful Dumpling, a sustainable online magazine. Her bestselling debut novel Beasts of a Little Land (Ecco) was named a finalist for the 2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and a Best Book of 2021 by Harper’s Bazaar, Real Simple, Ms., and Portland Monthly. It is being published in 13 countries around the world, to date. She earned her BA in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University. She is donating a portion of the author proceeds from her novel to the Phoenix Fund, a Siberian tiger and Amur leopard conservation NGO. She is currently working on her second novel and continuing her environmental and animal advocacy in Portland, Oregon. Find out more at and Instagram @juhea_writes.  


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. 



April 27
7:00 pm
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The Mark Twain House & Museum
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