Author Bobbie Ann Mason was inspired to write her new novel, The Girl in the Blue Beret, by her father-in-law's experiences during World War II and her own French language class at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, where she poses in this portrait on June 21, 2011. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com
Author Bobbie Ann Mason was inspired to write her new novel, The Girl in the Blue Beret, by her father-in-law's experiences during World War II and her own French language class at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, where she poses in this portrait on June 21, 2011. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com
Author Bobbie Ann Mason was inspired to write her new novel, The Girl in the Blue Beret, by her father-in-law's experiences during World War II and her own French language class at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, where she poses in this portrait on June 21, 2011. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com

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