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New book looks at Twain's life in Buffalo

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If you walk through the Central Library Dowtown, there's a special room for the original manuscript for Huckleberry Finn. In Tom Reigstad's new book, "Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo," the college professor and writer explores how Twain and the manuscript wound up in the booming lake port during a pivotal period of his life.

              
 

Mike Desmond is one of Western New York’s most experienced reporters, having spent nearly a half-century covering the region for newspapers, television stations and public radio. He has been with WBFO and its predecessor, WNED-AM, since 1988. As a reporter for WBFO, he has covered literally thousands of stories involving education, science, business, the environment and many other issues. Mike has been a long-time theater reviewer for a variety of publications and was formerly a part-time reporter for The New York Times.