Review by Erin Wallace, adult services librarian at Lewiston City Library
Beginning at the turn of the 20th century in Hanover, Germany, “A Good American” is a family saga that spans more than 100 years and shares the story of German immigrants Frederick and Jette Meisenheimer, who settle in Beatrice, Mo., to raise their family.
Narrated by their grandson, James, the multi-generational novel is nostalgically written with a combination of compassion and humor that shares the family’s achievements, as well as their failures and tragedies.
Detailing many events in America’s complex history, this novel is bound to appeal to readers intrigued by “the American dream.”
The book is available as an audiobook or in large print through area libraries.
Wallace is the adult services librarian at Lewiston City Library.
“A Good American”
By Alex George
Berkley Trade, 2012, 381 pages
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