The Girl in the Blue Beret
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,... show more
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.
Publish date: June 28th 2011
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
, World War II
wow this book is amazin and sad at the same time. my fav character would be Hootie, becuz the way the arthur describe him made him a funny person who made you laugh the thing he said or do. i wonder did marshall ever get the chance to find Albert and Hootie. i would like to thanx the authur for givi...
This book was just...boring. I don't really even have strong enough feelings about it to write any kind of insightful review. The prose didn't do anything for me, I didn't find Marshall to be an interesting character, and the plot moved so slowly that I didn't have the motivation to keep going. Real...
I absolutely enjoyed this book. It is about a period and section in WWII history that I haven't really read about so this was a nice fictionalized glimpse into the French Resistance..leading to want me to really study/read about it. I was thrilled to death because it was lighter in the romance area ...
I read theKindle sample and I wasn't thrilled. Then I found this review: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/books/review/the-girl-in-the-blue-bereI have switched this to my maybe shelf.