Book Group reads “Guests on Earth”

Book Group reads “Guests on Earth”

Genesis Book Group meets the third Thursday, September – May.

Next Zoom meeting: Thursday, April 15 at 7 pm.

April Book Selection: Guests on Earth, by famed local writer Lee Smith

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. GoodReads website

Our book for our final meeting of the season, Thursday, May 20th, is Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan.

Books are available to borrow from the book club kit bag located in God’s Light Cafe. If you are new to the book group and not on our e-mail list, contact Sarah Haw so we can get information to you. Newcomers are always welcome!