Lee Smith will be at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe
Tuesday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
Guests on Earth
When troubled, brilliant young Evalina Toussaiant , orphan child of an exotic dancer in New Orleans, ends up at Asheville’s Highland Hospital in 1936, she finds herself amidst a wild cast of characters including Zelda Fitzgerald. As piano accompanist for all hospital programs, Evalina gains privileged insight into the lives and events which transpire until the still unsolved 1948 fire that took the life of Zelda and nine other women.
“Remarkable…. Lee Smith is a Southern storyteller in the very best tradition, combining an unmistakable voice with an infallible sense of story…. She writes lyric, luminous prose; her craft is so strong it becomes transparent, and, like the best of storytellers, she knows how to get out of the way so the story can tell itself.” ---- San Francisco Chronicle
Smith is the author of 12 novels and four collections of short stories and the recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and a Southern Book Critics Circle Award.
Among Smith’s acclaimed works are:
Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, 2010
On Agate Hill, 2006
The Last Girls, 2003
For more information contact Alsace at 828-254-6734 or firstname.lastname@example.org