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January 4 • 7:00 pm

Set against the vivid landscapes of Los Angeles and unfolding with the evanescence of a dream or a memory, Goldenseal peels away the layers of an intimate female friendship to reveal a stirring and haunting story about the search for connection and the lingering echoes of lost love. Considered a mix of A Gentleman in Moscow and My Brilliant Friend, this “powerful saga of a family’s immigration and reinvention…explores themes of love, betrayal, and reconciliation…and skillfully evokes [a] gilded world of hotels and Hollywood, and deeply explores the women’s fraught friendship from both points of view. Readers will be rapt.” (Publishers Weekly) 

 Virtual: Choose your own price for non-members. Free for members. REGISTER HERE. 

 Copies of Goldenseal 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: Maria Hummel is a novelist, poet, and essayist, and the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, and Bread Loaf Fellowship. She lives in Vermont. 

 About the Moderator: Barbara Bourland is the author of The Force Of Such Beauty, Fake Like Me, and I’ll Eat When I’m Dead. She is at work in her fourth novel, Fields And Waves. She lives in Baltimore. 


Virtual author programs are supported by Suzanne Hopgood in the memory of former MTH&M Trustee Frank Lord. 


January 4
7:00 pm
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The Mark Twain House & Museum
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