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Guests on Earth: A Novel by Lee Smith

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

It’s 1936 when orphaned 13-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital, a mental institution in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital’s most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses cascading events that lead up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward, Zelda among them. The author has created, through a seamless blending of fiction and fact, a mesmerizing novel about a world apart – in which art and madness are luminously intertwined.

Moderated by Kristi McMillan, Adult Programs Manager; presented in conjunction with Celebrate Zelda! 2017.

Book + Art

This discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Books are available at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café for a 10% discount. To add your name to our Book + Art mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x121.

Asheville Art Museum
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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