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July 25 • 12:00 pm


Laura Sims brings us How Can I Help You—a razor-sharp suspense novel about two local librarians whose lives become dangerously intertwined. Considered “a book lover’s dream…that culminates in a shocking climax” by Parade magazine, How Can I Help You explores the dark side of human nature and the dangerous pull of artistic obsession as these two narrators hurtle toward a stunning climax. 

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

Copies of How Can I Help You 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: Laura Sims is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Looker, now in development for television with eOne and Emily Mortimer’s King Bee Productions. An award-winning poet, Sims has published four poetry collections; her essays and poems have appeared in The New Republic, Boston Review, Electric Lit, and more. She and her family live in New Jersey, where she works part-time as a reference librarian and hosts the library’s lecture series. 

 About the Moderator: Bridget Quinn is the CEO of Hartford Public Library and serves as secretary of The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Board of Trustees. 



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. 


July 25
12:00 pm
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The Mark Twain House & Museum
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