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Mason, Bobbie Ann

Overview
Works: 152 works in 498 publications in 4 languages and 29,941 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Bibliography  Drama  History  Love stories  Interviews 
Roles: Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3563.A7877, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Bobbie Ann Mason
Publications by Bobbie Ann Mason
Most widely held works by Bobbie Ann Mason
In country : a novel by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
65 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,729 libraries worldwide
Eighteen-year-old Sam resents the effects of the Vietnam War, especially the death of her father and her uncle's suffering from Agent Orange ingestion
Shiloh and other stories by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
42 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,129 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories, mostly about people raised in western Kentucky, that portrays, in carefully observed detail, their struggle to reconcile family traditions and religion with new societal pressures and lifestyles and charts their search for understanding
The girl in the blue beret : a novel by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,065 libraries worldwide
An American World War II pilot shot down in Occupied Europe returns to his crash site decades later and finds himself drawn back in time to the brave people who helped him escape from the Nazis
Feather crowns : a novel by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 2,008 libraries worldwide
Set in the apocalyptic atmosphere of 1900 - a time when many Americans were looking for signs foretelling the end of the world - Feather Crowns is the story of a young woman who unintentionally creates a national sensation. A firm wife living near the small town of Hopewell, Kentucky, Christianna Wheeler gives birth to the first recorded set of quintuplets in North America. Christie is suddenly thrown into a swirling storm of public attention. Thousands of strangers descend on her home, all wanting to see and touch the "miracle babies." One visitor crawls right in through the window! The fate of the babies and the bizarre events that follow their births propel Christie and her husband far from home, on a journey that exposes them to the turbulent pageant of life at the beginning of the modern era. Richly detailed and poignant, Feather Crowns focuses on one woman but opens out ultimately into the chronicle of a time and a people. Written in Bobbie Ann Mason's taut yet lyrical prose, the novel ranges from a peaceful farming community to a fire-and-brimstone revival camp, from seamy traveling shows to the hushed precincts of the nation's capital. Moving through the center of it all is Christie, a charming, headstrong, loving woman who struggles heroically to come to terms with the extraordinary events of her long life. Feather Crowns is an American parable of profound resonance. Spellbindingly readable, it is a novel of classic stature destined to confirm Bobbie Ann Mason as one of America's most important writers
Elvis Presley by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,726 libraries worldwide
The life and career of music's most famous performer
Spence + Lila by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
25 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,589 libraries worldwide
This unusual love story is about Spence and Lila Culpepper who have been married for more than forty years. It tells of the responses of their respective hearts to their first major encounter with old age and mortality. Lila has been hospitalized and goes through one medical procedure after another while her dazed husband and adult children stand helplessly by
Love life : stories by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,568 libraries worldwide
"One of the most highly regarded writers in America, the author of 'In Country' presents sixteen wise and potent stories that are mainly about small-town people coping with love: its kinds and degrees, its pressures and residues, its ties and kinks."
Zigzagging down a wild trail : stories by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
Mason returns to small town Kentucky in this collection of short stories about the sadder, wiser perpectives of midlife
An atomic romance : a novel by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
Reed Futrell spends his time working in the town's uranium plant and chasing his girlfriend, a biologist named Julia, until rumors of plutonium contamination at the plant and Reed's refusal to see the danger threaten their relationship
Nancy Culpepper : stories by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Kentucky native Nancy Culpepper boldly left home to attend school in Massachusetts, married a Yankee, and raised her son in the Northeast. Yet no matter where she travels, her rural southern heritage is never far from her thoughts, her habits, and her heart. Nancy is on a lifelong quest to understand her place in the world. Returning home to the family farm, she brings home strange ideas and an assertiveness she learned up north. Always adventurous, Nancy travels far and wide--searching, seeking. The narrative sweep of her life traverses the turbulent sixties, the Vietnam War, the eighties and the foreboding death of John Lennon, and finally the new millennium--when a self-assured Nancy finally emerges.--From publisher description
Midnight magic : selected stories of Bobbie Ann Mason by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories set in the South. One is on the fantasies of a woman in a tanning booth, in another a woman returns from hospital to find her man imprisoned for selling stolen goods
An introduction to A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Hemingway's A farewell to arms, a novel about the tenuous nature of love in time of war told through the story of Lieutenant Henry, an American, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse, who meet during World War I
The girl in the blue beret a novel by Bobbie Ann Mason( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
An American World War II pilot shot down in Occupied Europe returns to his crash site decades later and finds himself drawn back in time to the brave people who helped him escape from the Nazis
Nabokov's garden : a guide to Ada by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 libraries worldwide
The girl sleuth : a feminist guide by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
The girl sleuth by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The Girl Sleuth is a book for anyone who fondly recalls her late-night adventures with a savvy heroine who has just two chapters left in which to decode the message, find the jewels, unmask the impostor, and then catch the next express to the big city. In this long-out-of-print work, first published in 1975, Bobbie Ann Mason examines the girl detective in her various guises through a combination of childhood reminiscences and insights as a fiction writer and observer of American popular culture. Mason reveals Nancy Drew to be a paradoxical figure: on the one hand a model of independence and courage; on the other, a lady, eternally feminine and firmly devoted to the preservation of middle-class values. Holding up Nancy Drew as a model of "the conventional and the revolutionary in one compact package," Mason shows how the series heroines encouraged young readers to "dream big" and stay open to life's possibilities.--From publisher description
An atomic romance by Bobbie Ann Mason( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Reed is an engineer at a uranium-enrichment plant. Despite his father's tragic death at the plant, Reed stays on, proud of his work. As for radioactive incidents he's endured, Reed prefers to think about other things. His casual attitude toward danger infuriates his girlfriend, Julia, a biologist. So when news reports evidence of radioactive pollution at the plant, Reed and Julia face an unprecedented challenge
Spence + Lila by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Elvis Presley by Bobbie Ann Mason( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Paints a thoughtfully researched but wholly felt portrait of the man-child, simultaneously naive and shrewd, who metamorphosed into a hero, as he blended hillbilly music with rhythm and blues that defined a new direction for popular music
Missing mountains : we went to the mountaintop but it wasn't there ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Kentuckians write against mountaintop removal
 
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Alternative Names
Mason, Bobbie A.
Mason, Bobbie A. 1940-
Mason, Bobby Ann 1940-
メイスン, B. A
メイソン, ボビー・アン
Languages
English (326)
German (4)
Italian (1)
French (1)
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