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Mason, Bobbie Ann

Works: 141 works in 606 publications in 11 languages and 29,356 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  War fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3563.A7877, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bobbie Ann Mason
In country : a novel by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )

99 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 10 languages and held by 3,556 WorldCat member 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 )

53 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,016 WorldCat member 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
Feather crowns by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 1,821 WorldCat member 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
Spence + Lila by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,701 WorldCat member 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
Elvis Presley by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and career of music's most famous performer
Love life : stories by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member 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 2002 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member 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 2007 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member 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
The girl sleuth : a feminist guide by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member 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
Midnight magic : selected stories of Bobbie Ann Mason by Bobbie Ann Mason( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 1983( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories, 1981( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atomic romance by Bobbie Ann Mason( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member 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
Elvis Presley by Bobbie Ann Mason( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member 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
In country by Bobbie Ann Mason( Recording )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1984, the war in Vietnam came home to Sam Hughes, whose father was killed there before she was born. The soldier-boy in the picture never changed. In a way that made him dependable. But he seemed so innocent. "Astronauts have been to the moon," she blurted out to the picture. "You missed Watergate. I was in the second grade."She stared at the picture, squinting her eyes, as if she expected it to come to life. But Dwayne had died with his secrets
Bobbie Ann Mason( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern author Bobbie Ann Mason of Western Kentucky discusses her work, and reads some of her short stories
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In country : a novel
Alternative Names
Bobbie Ann Mason Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Bobbie Ann Mason écrivaine américaine

Bobbie Ann Mason escritora estadounidense

Bobbie Ann Mason US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Mason, Bobbie A.

Mason, Bobbie A. 1940-

Mason, Bobbie Ann

Mason, Bobby Ann 1940-

Бобби Энн Мэйсон

メイスン, B. A

メイソン, ボビー・アン

Shiloh and other storiesFeather crownsSpence + LilaElvis PresleyLove life : storiesZigzagging down a wild trail : storiesAn atomic romance : a novelNancy Culpepper : stories