The girl in the blue beret: a novel
Inspired by a true story, the bestselling author of" In Country" offers a gorgeous, haunting novel about an airline pilot coming to terms with his past, and searching for the people who saved him during World War II. After Marshall Stone s B-17 bomber was shot down in occupied Europe in 1944, people in the French Resistance helped him escape to safety. One of the brave French people who risked their lives for him was a lively girl in Paris a girl identified by her blue beret. After the war Marshall returned to America, raised a family, and became a successful airline pilot. He tried to forget the war. Now, in 1980, he returns to France and finds himself drawn back in time memories of the crash, the terror of being alone in a foreign country where German soldiers were hunting down fallen Allied aviators, the long months of hiding. Marshall finds the people who helped him escape from the Nazis and falls in love with the woman who was the girl in the blue beret. He also discovers astonishing revelations about the suffering of the people he had known during the war. Bobbie Ann Mason s novel, inspired by her father-in-law s wartime experiences, is a beautifully woven story of love, war, and second chances. "
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|Grouping Title||girl in the blue beret|
|Grouping Author||mason bobbie ann|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-19 22:45:13PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-19 23:35:18PM|
|author||Mason, Bobbie Ann.|
|author_display||Mason, Bobbie Ann|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|collection_catalog||Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print, Green Hills - Adult Large Print, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Inspired by the wartime experiences of her father-in-law, Bobbie Ann Mason has crafted the haunting and profoundly moving story of an American World War II pilot shot down in Occupied Europe, and his wrenching odyssey of discovery, decades later, as he uncovers the truth about those who helped him escape in 1944.
At twenty-three, Marshall Stone was a confident, cocksure U.S. flyboy stationed in England, with several bombing raids in a B-17 under his belt. But when enemy fighters forced his plane to crash-land in a Belgian field during a mission to Germany, Marshall had to rely solely on the kindness of ordinary Belgian and French citizens to help him hide from and evade the Nazis. Decades later, restless and at the end of his career as an airline pilot, Marshall returns to the crash site and finds himself drawn back in time, unable to stop thinking about the people who risked their lives to save Allied pilots like him. Most of all, he is obsessed by the girl in the blue beret, a courageous young woman who protected and guided him in occupied Paris.
Framed in spellbinding, luminous prose, Marshall's search for her gradually unfolds, becoming a voyage of discovery that reveals truths about himself and the people he knew during the war. Deeply beautiful and impossible to put down, The Girl in the Blue Beret is an unforgettable story—intimate, affecting, exquisite—of memories, second chances, and one intrepid girl who risked it all for a stranger.
|format_catalog||Book, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780679604945, 9780792778042, 9781400067183, 9781410440952|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, Large Print Book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||Fiction Mason, Fiction Mason Large Type|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000370677|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Random House,|c2011.|352 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000380599|Large Print|Books||English|Thorndike Press,|2011.|573 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:8b8628fc-e707-4bc1-8e83-9dc19959e38e|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2011|, overdrive:e2d080af-f237-41ad-8eb2-09aed7f45d9e|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2011||
|series||Thorndike Press large print core|
|series_with_volume||Thorndike Press large print core||
|subject_facet||Historical fiction, American, Large type books, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Europe -- Fiction|
|title_display||The girl in the blue beret : a novel|
|title_full||The Girl in the Blue Beret A Novel, The girl in the blue beret : a novel / Bobbie Ann Mason, The girl in the blue beret [text (large print)] / Bobbie Ann Mason|
|title_short||The girl in the blue beret :|
|topic_facet||Aerial operations, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Literature, Underground movements, World War, 1939-1945|