Off Square Books will host An Evening with Rodney Crowell January 20, 2011, at 6 p.m. The event will be open and free to the public. Advance purchasers of Chinaberry Sidewalks will have access to reserved seating on a first come first serve basis.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 662 236 2262 for purchases or further information. If purchasing online, please state in the comment box during check-out that you would like a ticket.
Read an excellent review of Chinaberry Sidewalks in The Washington Post here.
Here's a review of Chinaberry Sidewalks:
Rodney Crowell is the well-known, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who now has written a superb account of his early life in Houston, Texas, the only child of a hard-drinking, honky-tonk father and holy-roller mom. The constants of his childhood were alcoholism, violence, dire financial straits, and music, and Crowell vividly illustrates the events and surroundings of his Jacinto City neighborhood where "scrub brush stood higher than most rooftops" and "life under these prairie skies had a settling-for-less quality that my parents found reassuring." The stories of neighborhood antics are often very funny, and Crowell's awakening to his inner musician is told in a surprising and compelling way. Crowell's hardscrabble young life often seems desperate, "Yet Crowell's love for his family," said Mary Karr, "finds humor and redemption in every riveting scene." RH