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The Mark Twain House & Museum, Talk

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

The year is 1967 and the Vietnam War is raging. Lieutenant Ben Kinkaid of the US military police is patrolling the chaotic streets of Saigon after curfew when he crosses paths with US Army clerk Tommy Banks and his girlfriend, Grace Waverly. Grace says she’s a peace tourist, but she’s also a member of RAW—an anti-war group bent on stopping the war by any means necessary. When Grace turns up dead in the Saigon River, Ben gradually uncovers a much larger conspiracy that involves an opium-pushing arms dealer and spies of every stripe. Rich with authentic details, this gripping thriller will immerse you in the tumultuous atmosphere of the 1960s as two very different men pursue justice, love, and survival in a world torn apart by war.

Choose your own price for non-members. Free for MTH&M and community members. REGISTER HERE.

Copies of Killing Grace 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:

Peter Prichard is a Dartmouth graduate who served in army intelligence in Vietnam for 14 months in 1968-69 at the height of the Tet Offensive and was awarded the Bronze Star. During his six-year tenure as its top editor, USA Today won many awards and became the nation’s largest circulation newspaper. Prichard then joined The Freedom Forum, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to support First Amendment freedoms, where he helped develop the Newseum in Washington, D.C., serving as its president and chair.

About the Moderator:

Karl Marlantes graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, before serving as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals. He is the bestselling author of Matterhorn, What It Is Like to Go to War, Deep River, and Cold Victory. He lives in rural Washington.


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


May 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT
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