A good American
Unabridged, 10 CDs, 12 1/2 hours
Read by TBA
For fans of Water for Elephants and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand --an uplifting novel about the families we create and the places we call home..
Brothers and sisters
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Emigration and immigration
German Americans -- Fiction
Immigrant families -- United States -- Fiction
Large type books
New Orleans (La.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
Social life and customs
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
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|Grouping Title||good american|
|Grouping Author||george alex|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-22 23:50:37PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-23 02:24:07AM|
|detailed_location_school||Antioch High - Teen Fiction|
"A beautifully written novel, laced with history and music." —Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven
An uplifting novel about the families we create and the places we call home.
It is 1904. When Frederick and Jette must flee her disapproving mother, where better to go than America, the land of the new? Originally set to board a boat to New York, at the last minute, they take one destined for New Orleans instead ("What's the difference? They're both new"), and later find themselves, more by chance than by design, in the small town of Beatrice, Missouri. Not speaking a word of English, they embark on their new life together.
Beatrice is populated with unforgettable characters: a jazz trumpeter from the Big Easy who cooks a mean gumbo, a teenage boy trapped in the body of a giant, a pretty schoolteacher who helps the young men in town learn about a lot more than just music, a minister who believes he has witnessed the Second Coming of Christ, and a malevolent, bicycle-riding dwarf.
A Good American is narrated by Frederick and Jette's grandson, James, who, in telling his ancestors' story, comes to realize he doesn't know his own story at all. From bare-knuckle prizefighting and Prohibition to sweet barbershop harmonies, the Kennedy assassination, and beyond, James's family is caught up in the sweep of history. Each new generation discovers afresh what it means to be an American. And, in the process, Frederick and Jette's progeny sometimes discover more about themselves than they had bargained for.
Poignant, funny, and heartbreaking, A Good American is a novel about being an outsider-in your country, in your hometown, and sometimes even in your own family. It is a universal story about our search for home.
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|isbn||039915759, 141044628, 9780399157592, 9780399158513, 9781101978832, 9781410446282, 9781611760385|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000381426|Book|Books||English|Amy Einhorn Books,|c2012.|387 p. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000383510|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Penguin Group USA,||10 sound discs (12 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000387990|Large Print|Books|Large print ed.|English|Thorndike Press,|2012.|613 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:0386e833-c00e-4154-8422-94771ddccf3f|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|||
|series||Thorndike Press large print basic|
|series_with_volume||Thorndike Press large print basic||
|subject_facet||Adventure stories, English, Audiobooks, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, German Americans -- Fiction, Immigrant families -- United States -- Fiction, Large type books, New Orleans (La.) -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction, United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction|
|title_display||A good American|
|title_full||A Good American, A good American / Alex George, A good American [sound recording] / by Alex George, A good American [text (large print)] / by Alex George|
|title_short||A good American|
|topic_facet||Adventure stories, English, Audiobooks, Brothers and sisters, Emigration and immigration, Fiction, German Americans, Immigrant families, Large type books, Literature, Social life and customs|