Bobbie Ann Mason @ Louisville Free Public Library

Thursday, June 30

Louisville Free Public Library
301 York St. 574-1644
Free; 7 p.m.

Kentucky native Bobbie Ann Mason has made the bluegrass proud — she’s become an in-demand institution in literary fiction. Her newest book is “The Girl in the Blue Beret,” which she’ll read from and discuss as part of the Louisville Free Public Library’s Author Series. The World War II experiences of Mason’s late father-in-law were the starting point for this novel, which shows the community resistance efforts in occupied Europe, where courageous people took great risks to help downed Allied airmen. The flyboy at the center of this story comes home safely, but he moves into the next phase of his life quickly. Many years later, though, he is compelled to reconnect with his rescuers — starting him on a course that will change him forever. The event at the Main Library is free, but tickets are required by calling the number listed above. —T.E. Lyons

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