Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick: A Good American by Alex George

Due out February 7, 2012

Product Description taken from the author's website:


Frederick loved America. He loved its big open spaces, the sunsets that drenched the evening sky in blistering color. Above all, he loved the smell of promise that hung in the air. Europe, he could see now, was slowly suffocating under the weight of its own history. In America the future was the only thing that mattered. Frederick turned his back on everything that had gone before, and looked ahead into the bright lights of the young century. Here, a man could reinvent himself.
A GOOD AMERICAN is a story of immigrant hope.
Set in a fictional Midwestern town and spanning more than a century, the novel tells the story of three generations of the Meisenheimer family. Beginning with an improbable love affair ignited by the power of song, the story follows an unorthodox young couple as they flee to America in search of a new life together.
From bare-knuckle prizefighting and Prohibition to sweet barbershop harmonies and the Kennedy assasination, the family is caught up in the sweep of history as they find their place in their adopted country. Accompanied by a chorus of unforgettable characters, from a chicken-strangling church organist to a malevolent bicycle-riding dwarf, each new generation discovers afresh what it means to be an American.

4 comments:

Kay said...

Ah, this one sounds very interesting. Like the historical sagas I used to read. I'll put it on my list and thanks!

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

WOW! That book sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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Jill said...

I just saw this one yesterday on Amazon when I was looking at another book. I love a family/generational story.

Giselle said...

This one sounds pretty good I'll have to check it out.

Giselle
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