Clear Springs by Bobbie Ann Mason audiobook

Clear Springs: A Family Story

By Bobbie Ann Mason
Read by Janet Metzger

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780060956295
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PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST From acclaimed author Bobbie Ann Mason, her Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir chronicling three generations of her Kentucky lineage, spanning a century in the life of an American family. "Mason gets to the heart of a whole generation.... She can write the hard truth about home, love, loss.... Immensely satisfying." —New York Times Book Review People love and remember the novels of Bobbie Ann Mason because they ring so true. This dazzling memoir has the same power. In it, Mason tells the story of her own family—a multilayered saga of three generations, their aspirations, their conflicts, and the ties that bound them to one another. Spanning decades, Clear Springs gracefully weaves together the stories of Mason's grandparents, parents, and her own generation. The narrative moves from the sober industriousness of a Kentucky farm to the hippie lifestyle of the countercultural 1960s; from a New York fan magazine to the shock-therapy ward of a mental institution; from a county poorhouse to the set of a Hollywood movie. In the process of recounting her own odyssey—the story of an isolated girl who dreamed of distant places—Mason depicts the changes that have come to family, to women, and to heartland America in the twentieth century. Ultimately, Clear Springs is a heartfelt portrait of an extended family, and a profound affirmation of the importance of family love. 

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PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST

From acclaimed author Bobbie Ann Mason, her Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir chronicling three generations of her Kentucky lineage, spanning a century in the life of an American family. "Mason gets to the heart of a whole generation.... She can write the hard truth about home, love, loss.... Immensely satisfying." —New York Times Book Review

People love and remember the novels of Bobbie Ann Mason because they ring so true. This dazzling memoir has the same power. In it, Mason tells the story of her own family—a multilayered saga of three generations, their aspirations, their conflicts, and the ties that bound them to one another.

Spanning decades, Clear Springs gracefully weaves together the stories of Mason's grandparents, parents, and her own generation. The narrative moves from the sober industriousness of a Kentucky farm to the hippie lifestyle of the countercultural 1960s; from a New York fan magazine to the shock-therapy ward of a mental institution; from a county poorhouse to the set of a Hollywood movie.

In the process of recounting her own odyssey—the story of an isolated girl who dreamed of distant places—Mason depicts the changes that have come to family, to women, and to heartland America in the twentieth century. Ultimately, Clear Springs is a heartfelt portrait of an extended family, and a profound affirmation of the importance of family love. 

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Editorial Reviews

“Plain-spoken, thoughtful, sometimes humorous, but never cloying, Mason’s recollections of growing up in the country, striking out for the wider world in the 1960s, and then spiraling back toward her roots, are sure to resonate with a wide audience.” Los Angeles Times
“Fiction writer Bobbie Ann Mason’s memoir tells the powerful story of the true country people of Clear Spring, Ky…The book is a model of memoir and family history as Mason moves easily from her childhood back to he rparents’ early lives, and beyond.” Chicago Tribune
“Among the many strengths of Mason’s memoir is its careful subtlety. Master writer that she is, Mason doesn’t overplay her transformation, and that’s why we feels its effects so strongly.” San Francisco Examiner

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Author Bio: Bobbie Ann Mason

Author Bio: Bobbie Ann Mason

Bobbie Ann Mason is a bestselling author, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, American Book Award, and PEN/Faulkner Award. Her memoir, Clear Springs, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a writer-in-residence at the University of Kentucky.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English