Crazy in Alabama / Edition 1

Crazy in Alabama / Edition 1

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by Mark Childress
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0345389247

ISBN-13: 2900345389243

Pub. Date: 08/28/1994

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group


Meet Peter Joseph, aka Peejoe, a wide-eyed believer in the unbelievable, raised by his Meemaw in Pigeon Creek for a good part of his life. But it was his aunt Lucille who raised him for the better. And it all happened during that summer everyone was driven crazy in Alabama, with Lucille at the wheel.

It's 1965, and no force on earth can come between

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Meet Peter Joseph, aka Peejoe, a wide-eyed believer in the unbelievable, raised by his Meemaw in Pigeon Creek for a good part of his life. But it was his aunt Lucille who raised him for the better. And it all happened during that summer everyone was driven crazy in Alabama, with Lucille at the wheel.

It's 1965, and no force on earth can come between Hollywood and Lucille Vinson, Alabama's answer to Veronica Lake. (Just ask her.) Even if it means killing her husband, stealing a Cadillac, hijacking her nephew, and catching a few hours of sleep at eight-dollar motels. But how do you become a movie star when you're on the run for murder? Lucille's got a plan. Not to mention a tank full of gas, a hopped-up sense of liberty, and her number one fan, Peejoe, by her side. It was a darn good week for Lucille. But for Peejoe, it would be the journey of a lifetime. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900345389243
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384

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Crazy in Alabama 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
gummybearlove More than 1 year ago
Even though the book is a long read it goes by faster than you think. I love how the details brought you into the book. I felt like I was right in that moment with the characters. At points you will be weirded out but at the end of the book it makes you confused on why Lucille (main characters aunt) did what she did.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'Crazy in Alabama' is a must-read. I've spent countless hours reading for pleasure and I must say, this is the best book I have picked up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
FUNNY!!! VERY FUNNY!!!! This book is a must read! It is one of the BEST books I've ever read (and I've read plenty)!!!! I was so glad that I bought this one! I will hang onto it so that I can read it again & again! READ IT!! You won't be sorry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first watched it, I wanted to read it This is a highly recommended book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!! It is one of my all time favorites! I loved the way it incorperated some true to life context, and witty comedy. The movie was good as well, but it cannot surpass, as do not so many other movies, it's creator.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being from Alabama, I was a little more critical while reading this novel, wondering will the author capture the real essense of the setting while telling the story. Yes, he did, with a bulls-eye ! The book was a huge delight from beginning to end, charming, moving and extremely funny. I can only imagine how hard it is to blend a very dramatic, serious story with a wildly funny and bizarre story and make it work, but Mr. Childress...mission accomplished. A great read for all readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read. I particularly liked the way the author jumps back and forth from Peejoe's point of view to Lucille's point of view. The book is set in the 60's during the civil rights movement and the events that occured during this time and the people who were affected by all the turmoil are what really made the book. I highly recommend the movie as well, but I suggest reading the book first (there are alot of details left out of the movie.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book captured my heart, I read for hours at a time. Just couldn't put it down. It had loveable charecters and a great plot. Anyone who needs a good laugh and cry, get this book.