Join Diana Rogers on June 11 at 6:30 in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room for a discussion of The Fever by Megan Abbott.
Sixteen-year-old Deenie is a typical teenager, living in an idyllic suburb with her father—a popular science teacher at the high school—and her older brother, Eli, a star hockey player. Deenie and her best friends, Lise and Gabby, are an inseparable trio. After Lise has an unexplained seizure during class, other girls start to also fall ill, and panic and fear begin to grip the small community. As the mysterious illness spreads, tightly held secrets begin to emerge. This thrilling and emotionally charged novel evokes The Crucible as the panic amongst the teenage girls reflects the views of their community and society at large.
A native and current resident of Knoxville, Diana Rogers is a graduate of Mars Hill College in North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in Studio Art and English. Over the past thirteen years she has exhibited her mixed media artwork locally at several businesses and galleries, as well as various locations within the Knox County Public Library system. Diana has curated shows for Birdfeeder Gallery (located in the historic Fourth & Gill neighborhood), a space that strives to showcase the work of local and regional artists. Few things make her happier than walking in the woods, and she makes an effort to take regular advantage of Knoxville's close proximity to the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Diana is also a movie enthusiast—with a particular passion for horror titles—and occasional contributor to the Cinematary podcast, which has its roots in Knoxville.