A Good American

A Good American by Alex George
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ISBN
9780241964613
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
400
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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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 waters 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 perfect harmony . . . sometimes in discord.

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.
ISBN:
9780241964613
Publication Date:
01 / 05 / 2013
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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