Clear Springs: A Memoir

Clear Springs: A Memoir

Bobbie Ann Mason


during this marvelous memoir, the bestselling writer of In nation and different award-winning books tells her personal tale, and the tale of a Kentucky farm relations, the Masons of transparent Springs. Like Russell Baker's transforming into Up, Jill Ker Conway's the line from Coorain, and different vintage literary memoirs, transparent Springs takes us again in time to recapture a life-style that has all yet disappeared, a rustic tradition deeply rooted in paintings and nutrients and kinfolk, in logic and track and the land. transparent Springs is additionally an American woman's odyssey, exploring how a misfit lady who dreamed of overseas grew up within the forties, fifties, and sixties, and fulfilled her ambition to be a author.

A multilayered narrative of 3 generations--Bobbie Ann Mason, her mom and dad and grandparents--Clear Springs gracefully interlaces numerous various lives, many years, and locales, relocating from the industrious lifestyles on a Kentucky farm to travels round the South with Mason as president of the Hilltoppers Fan membership; from the hippie way of life of the Nineteen Sixties ny counterculture to the shock-therapy ward of a psychological establishment; from a farmhouse to the set of a Hollywood motion picture; from pop tune concert events to a small rustic schoolhouse. transparent Springs depicts the adjustments that experience come to family members, to ladies, and to heartland the USA within the 20th century, in addition to to Bobbie Ann Mason herself. whilst the motion picture of Mason's bestselling novel In state is filmed close to transparent Springs, it brings the 1st limousines to city, while it brings out once more the knowledge and values of Mason's notable mom and dad. Her mom, in particular, stands on the heart of this ebook. Mason's trip leads her to a reputation of the drama and value of her mother's lifestyles and to a brand new realizing of historical past, position, and relatives roots.

Brilliant and evocative, transparent Springs is a gorgeous success.

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