Harper Academic
Bobbie Ann Mason

BOBBIE ANN MASON is the author of a number of works of fiction, including The Girl in the Blue BeretIn Country, An Atomic Romance, and Nancy Culpepper. The groundbreaking Shiloh and Other Stories won the PEN Hemingway Award and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the American Book Award, and the PEN Faulkner Award. Her memoir, Clear Springs, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has won two Southern Book Awards and numerous other prizes, including the O. Henry and the Pushcart. Former writer-in-residence at the University of Kentucky, she lives in Kentucky.

“Mason’s confident writing does not miss a step. . . . This book is as true as they come.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mason’s memoir “gets to the heart of a whole generation.” (New York Times Book Review)

“It has the power to move us with its simple, heartfelt depiction of ordinary, inarticulate people and their efforts to cope with the unexpected."—New York Times

“It’s as impressive a work of fiction as I’ve read recently, on Vietnam or any other subject.”—USA Today