North Carolina author, Linda Phillips will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. to present her debut YA novel, Crazy. A novel written in verse, Crazy, draws from the author’s own experiences of coming to terms with her mother’s mental illness while growing up in Oregon. In Crazy, Laura is a typical fifteen-year-old growing up in the 1960s, navigating her way through classes, friendships, and even a new romance. But she's carrying around a secret: her mother is suffering from a mental illness. No one in Laura's family will talk about her mother's past hospitalizations or increasingly erratic behavior, and Laura is confused and frightened. Laura finds some refuge in art, but when her mother suffers a breakdown after taking painting back up again herself, even art ceases to provide much comfort.Eloquent and compelling, this powerful novel-in-verse tackles complex themes in a way that will have readers rooting for Laura to find the courage to get the answers she needs.
To reserve a copy of Crazy, please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.