Shortlist year: 
2019
Shortlist category: 
Fiction
Published by: 
Scribe Publication

About the book

Beautiful revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett.

Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural Eden of Evergreen Valley, California, Evelyn wants to be happy with their new life. It's the summer of 1968, and Evelyn Lynden is a woman at war with herself. Enter the Reverend Jim Jones, the dynamic leader of a revolutionary church called Peoples Temple. Meticulously researched, elegantly written, and utterly engrossing, Beautiful Revolutionary explores the allure of the real-life charismatic leader who would destroy so many. In masterful prose, Woollett painstakingly examines what happens when Evelyn is pulled into Jones's orbit.