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Title Guests on Earth : a novel / Lee Smith.
Author Smith, Lee, 1944-
Note "A Shannon Ravenel Book."
BIBLIOG. Includes bibliographical references, pages [335]-337.
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.


Publisher Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2013.
Edition First edition.
Description 337 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Subject Orphans -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Pianists -- Fiction.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781616202538