Friday, April 16, 2021

OverBOOKed to Read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
by John Berendt

Based on a true story from a crime in 1981, this novel-like narrative focuses on the decade-long mystery of a murdered woman in Savannah, Georgia. A cast of unusual characters: "the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the 'soul of pampered self-absorption;' the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight" [Excerpt from FCPL catalog]. The book had a 1997 film adaptation produced by Clint Eastwood and stars Kevin Spacey and John Cusack.

Join the overBOOKed book club for a virtual discussion of this title on Thursday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. OverBOOKed meets virtually at 10:00 a.m. every third Thursday of the month. Register here to receive your GoToMeeting link to join the discussion!

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