How do Bobbie Ann Mason’s characters deal with change?
How does Mason portray the contemporary American family?
How does Mason portray women, especially women of different generations?
How do the settings of Mason’s stories and novels influence the characters who live in or travel to those locations?
How do details of popular culture (such as references to music, films, and television programs) contribute to Mason’s fiction?
How did the Vietnam War, as depicted in Mason’s fiction, affect the soldiers who fought there and those who remained at home?
In what ways does Sam mature during the summer portrayed in In Country?