Author Lee Smith at Malapro’s Bookstore – Oct. 8th

August 20, 2013

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


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