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Twain's Legacy in Today's Fiction


Although Mark Twain has left this world, his literary legacy continues to influence today’s writers. Two authors, one raised in Hannibal, Missouri, and the other who married into a big Southern family, discuss the role of Twain's Mighty Mississippi and the deep-running ties that bind us.


Panelists
Melissa Scholes Young

Melissa Scholes Young is an award-winning author from Hannibal, Missouri, which she proudly claims as her hometown. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, and Poets & Writers....

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Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and New York Times best-selling author of thirty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards -- including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, The Carol Award, the Christy Award and the RT Booklovers Reviewer’s Choice Award....

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Books:
Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate
Fiction / Literature
Ballantine Books
June 2017
ISBN 9780425284681
Hardcover, 352 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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"Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone . More/less

Flood
Melissa Scholes Young
Fiction / Literature
Center Street/Hachette
June 2017
ISBN 9781478970781
336 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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A sparkling debut set in Mark Twain's boyhood town, Flood is a story of what it means to be lost . More/less

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