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A Good American

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"This lush, epic tale of one family''s journey from immigrant to Good Americans had me alternately laughing and crying, but always riveted. It''s a rich, rare treat of a book, and Alex George is a first-rate talent."  -Sara Gruen, … see full wiki

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Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
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Wonderful story of a 3 generations of an immigrant family

  • Feb 12, 2012
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+5
This multi-generational immigrant story tells the complicated and enduring tale of one family's life and loves. After Frederick and Jette flee Hanover to start a new life, they end up in the small town of Beatrice, Missouri not because of any plan but rather because of a series of small choices that end up having a lasting impact. The story of their love, the family they create, and the subsequent generations is tied together by music; from opera to jazz to barbershop quartets, music is the constant thread that binds this family (and this story) together. The characters are real and leap off the page, and the writing has a quiet beauty that pulls you into this novel. There are times when I laughed, and times when I cried, but never a time when I wanted to put this book down.

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