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||2019-01-18 22:45:10PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-01-19 01:26:10AM|
|detailed_location_school||Antioch High - Teen Fiction|
"A beautifully written novel, laced with history and music." —Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven
Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Bookpage Best Book of the Year
"Everything he'd seen had been unimaginably different from the dry, dour streets of home, and to his surprise he was not sorry in the slightest. He was smitten by the beguiling otherness of it all.
And so began my grandfather's rapturous love affair with America—an affair that would continue until the day he died."—A Good American
This is the story of the Meisenheimer family, told by James, a third-generation American living in Beatrice, Missouri. It's where his German grandparents—Frederick and Jette—found themselves after journeying across the turbulent Atlantic, fording the flood-swollen Mississippi, and being brought to a sudden halt by the broken water of the pregnant Jette.
A Good American tells of Jette's dogged determination to feed a town sauerkraut and soul food; the loves and losses of her children, Joseph and Rosa; and the precocious voices of James and his brothers, sometimes raised in discord...sometimes in perfect harmony.
But above all, A Good American is about the music in Frederick's heart, a song that began as an aria, was jazzed by ragtime, and became an anthem of love for his adopted country that the family still hears to this day.
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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|Books on Tape|||
|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|