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Author Mason, Bobbie Ann.

Title Clear Springs : a memoir / Bobbie Ann Mason.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [1999]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Forreston PL Stacks - FOLY-14  B MAS    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  813.54 MAS    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  813.54 MAS    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  813.54 MAR    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Adult Biography - YKBB-4  B MAS    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 298 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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Form Also issued online.
Summary In this memoir, the author of In Country and other award-winning books tells her own story, and the story of a Kentucky farm family, the Masons of Clear Springs. Clear Springs takes us back in time to recapture a way of life that has all but disappeared, a country culture deeply rooted in work and food and family, in common sense and music and the land. A multilayered narrative of three generations - Bobbie Ann Mason, her parents and grandparents - Clear Springs gracefully interlaces several different lives, decades, and locales, moving from the industrious life on a Kentucky farm to travels around the South with Mason as president of the Hilltoppers Fan Club; from the hippie lifestyle of the 1960s New York counterculture to the shock-therapy ward of a mental institution; from a farmhouse to the set of a Hollywood movie; from pop music concerts to a small rustic schoolhouse. Clear Springs depicts the changes that have come to family, to women, and to heartland America in the twentieth century, as well as to Bobbie Ann Mason herself. When the movie of Mason's bestselling novel In Country is filmed near Clear Springs, it brings the first limousines to town, even as it brings out once again the wisdom and values of Mason's remarkable parents. Her mother, especially, stands at the center of this book. Mason's journey leads her to a recognition of the drama and significance of her mother's life and to a new understanding of heritage, place, and family roots.
Subject Mason, Bobbie Ann -- Childhood and youth.
Mason, Bobbie Ann -- Family.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships.
Farm life -- Kentucky.
Families -- Kentucky.
Kentucky -- Social life and customs.
Other Form: Online version: Mason, Bobbie Ann. Clear Springs. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c1999 (OCoLC)607193786
ISBN 0679449256 (acid-free paper)
9780679449256 (acid-free paper)

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