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Guests on Earth

A Novel

By Lee Smith, 1944-

“Reading Lee Smith ranks among the great pleasures of American fiction . . . Gives evidence again of the  grace and insight that distinguish her work.” —Robert Stone, author of Death of the Black-Haired Girl

It’s 1936 when orphaned thirteen-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. Author Lee Smith 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.

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Format: Book
Author: Smith, Lee, 1944-
Summary: It is 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, a mental institution 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 the cascading events leading up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward, Zelda among them.
Title: Guests on Earth : a novel / Lee Smith.
Publisher Date: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2013.
Subject: Fitzgerald, Zelda, 1900-1948 -- Fiction. Orphans -- Fiction Teenage girls -- Fiction Pianists -- Fiction Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781616202538 (hbk.) 161620253X (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 13
Call Number: F Smith
Oclc: 828488986
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Bib Id: 446541

Format: Book
Author: Smith, Lee, 1944-
Summary: It is 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, a mental institution 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 the cascading events leading up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward, Zelda among them.
Title: Guests on Earth : a novel / Lee Smith.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2013.
Description: 337 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Subjects: Fitzgerald, Zelda, 1900-1948 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Orphans -- Fiction
Subjects: Teenage girls -- Fiction
Subjects: Pianists -- Fiction
Subjects: Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Notes: "A Shannon Ravenel Book."
Notes: Includes bibliographical references, pages [335]-337.
LCCN: 2013019639
ISBN: 9781616202538 (hbk.)
ISBN: 161620253X (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 13
Call Number: F Smith