In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason audiobook

In Country

By Bobbie Ann Mason
Read by Jill Brennan

HarperAudio
9.82 Hours 1
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In the summer of 1984, the war in Vietnam came home to Sam Hughes, whosefather 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 cometo life. But Dwayne had died with his secrets. Emmett was walking around with his. Anyone who survived Vietnam seemed to regard it as something personal andembarrassing. Granddad had said they were embarrassed that they were still alive. "I guess you're not embarrassed," she said to the picture. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Summary

Summary

In the summer of 1984, the war in Vietnam came home to Sam Hughes, whosefather 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 cometo life. But Dwayne had died with his secrets. Emmett was walking around with his. Anyone who survived Vietnam seemed to regard it as something personal andembarrassing. Granddad had said they were embarrassed that they were still alive. "I guess you're not embarrassed," she said to the picture.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I’m still under the spell of In Country—a wonderful experience starting right on the first page.”  Anne Tyler, New York Times bestselling author
“A brilliant and moving book...a moral tale that entwines public history with private anguish.”  New York Times
“Nobody surpasses Mason at reproducing (and dramatizing) details and attitudes of small town life…It’s a triumphant characterization.”  Saturday Review
“This is the modest, beautiful, touching story of how Sam discovers…who her father was and what the Vietnam war was about. A number one novel.”  Playboy

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Author

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 : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English