"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, New York Times-bestselling author of Water for Elephants and Ape House
"As epic as an opera, as intimate as a lullaby, A Good American swept me through an entire century of triumph and tragedy with the wonderful Meisenheimer family. By turns laugh-out-loud funny and achingly sad, the story of the residents of Beatrice, Missouri, and all their glorious, messy secrets and dreams is a winner from the first page. Alex George has created that rare and beautiful thing-a novel I finished and immediately wanted to start again."
-Eleanor Brown, New York Times-bestselling author of The Weird Sisters
"Richly drawn, tragic, yet laced with humor-A Good American is a remarkable, multigenerational story of a German immigrant family struggling to find roots as dreams collide with honor and secrets lead to heartache."
-Beth Hoffman, New York Times-bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
". . . at once funny and sad and spectacularly real. A must-read."
-Speer Morgan, editor of The Missouri Review
"A Good American is a novel to be savored. It''s brave, tender, and funny. As George promises in the opening line of this multigenerational story, ''Always, there was music.'' "
-Rebecca Rasmussen, author of The Bird ...