Alabamian's novel 'Georgia Bottoms' to be a Huntsville opera

February 10, 2015 2:05 PM

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The Monroeville-born author, recipient of the 2014 Harper Lee Award wrote "Crazy in Alabama," which became a major Hollywood movie starring Melanie Griffith.

But even he was a bit surprised when Gregory Vajda, conductor of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, said he wanted to turn another Childress novel, "Georgia Bottoms," into an opera.

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