Time Tested Books
is pleased to present
reading/signing/discussing his new book
Mark Twain's 88 Days in the Mother Lode &
Stories of the Gold Rush
Thursday, October 29th, 7:00pm
Rediscover Mark Twain’s legacy in the Mother Lode
Join author Jim Fletcher and Manzanita Writers Press at Time Tested Books to share in the celebration of Fletcher’s first book. Explore Twain’s adventures leading up to his legendary 88 Days in the Mother Lode and how a frog that couldn’t jump launched his career. Get your signed first edition and meet the author!
Jim Fletcher presents the story of the eighty-eight days Mark Twain spent in the Mother Lode, his association with the Gillis brothers, and some of the legendary writer’s notes and excerpts from that time period. The book is rich with the adventures and misadventures that led up to Twain’s stay in the Gold Country, and his fruitful time spent gathering material in his "Notebook Four."
Jim is prominently featured in interviews in the recently-released documentary 88 Days in the Mother Lode: Mark Twain Finds His Voice, produced by John C Brown and Bert Simonis of This ʼn That Films. This documentary is being aired on KVIE Public Television (the PBS station serving Sacramento and Northern California) on November 1st at 3pm and Nov. 3 at 11pm. Twain fans will find out more about Twain’s low time—a time when he contemplated suicide and had to hide out in the hills from the law; a time when he was so broke he had to rely on others, the Gillis brothers, for help—as told in the book and the film.
This event is FREE & everyone is invited.
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