Books-A-Million to Present ‘A Celebration of Crazy in Alabama’ with Author Mark Childress at the Lyric Theatre on Tuesday, June 28

Childress and a panel of Southern writers will discuss “Crazy in
Alabama” during FREE event

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#23anniversaryBooks-A-Million will commemorate the 23rd anniversary
of Mark Childress’s award-winning novel, “Crazy
in Alabama
,” with a special event on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. “A
Celebration of Crazy in Alabama,” will take place at the
beautifully-restored Lyric Theatre in downtown Birmingham, located at
1800 Third Avenue North, and will feature a group discussion with
Childress and a panel of his favorite Southern writers. Guests will
enjoy a witty, insightful and historically relevant commentary on
literary themes from the book, as well as book signings, a cash bar and
complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

“Crazy in Alabama” is a tale of a hot, restless summer and an
unforgettable woman who looks for salvation in Hollywood. Filled with
both comedy and tragedy, the story follows Lucille, who ventures from
Alabama to Los Angeles to star on “The Beverly Hillbillies” series, and
her 12-year-old nephew Peejoe, who discovers two kinds of Southern

Select copies of “Crazy in Alabama” featuring exclusive cover art from
Books-A-Million will be available for purchase, and Childress will offer
book signings before he takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. Books from other
participating writers, including Deborah Johnson, Michael Morris,
Joshilyn Jackson and Carolyn Haines, will also be available for purchase
and signing after the discussion has concluded.

“A Celebration of Crazy in Alabama” is free and open to the public. For
more information about the event, visit


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