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Alex George

Dear Librarians,

Where is your home?

I ask the question, because I've been trying to work out where my home is for the last eight years or so.

I'm an Englishman. I moved to the United States in 2003 with my family, and have been living here ever since. I drew on my immigrant experience when writing my novel, A GOOD AMERICAN. The book tells the story of a young couple, Frederick and Jette Meisenheimer, who leave their native Germany at the start of the last century in search of a new life in the United States.

In some ways, my experience of moving here could not have been more different to Frederick and Jette's journey a hundred years earlier. But I think we shared certain emotions: the hope for a better life, the fear of the unknown, and the paradox of wanting to adapt without forgetting where you came from. I know that a part of me will always be looking back across the Atlantic, towards England and my family who remain there.

I have five signed advanced reading copies of A GOOD AMERICAN to give away. One of the novel's characters says, "We all came here from somewhere." To enter the drawing, just send me an email at alexgeorgeauthor@gmail.com and tell me where your family originally came from. I'd love to hear your stories.

All the best,
Alex
www.AlexGeorgeBooks.com
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A Good American / Alex George / Amy Einhorn Books / Hardcover: 400 pages
Price: $25.95 / ISBN: 978-0399157592 / Published: February, 2012
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