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A Good American {A BlogHer Book Club Review}

Posted: February 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CoMO, Reviews and Giveaways | Tags: BlogHer Book Review | 1 Comment »
From blogher.com

From blogher.com

Like many moms, I don’t get nearly enough time to read, and when I do it’s always something pretty mundane and I just hurry to get through it. (Does reading about developmental disabilities count as reading for fun? No? I didn’t think so!)

When I read the back cover of A Good American by Alex George, I was all in. I knew I was going to love this book simply because I was in desperate need of an escape and since the author resides in the town I lived in for 8 years and the destination of the main characters was a place I spent many a sweltering day drinking wine and skipping class (Rocheport) while in college, this seemed the perfect book to get lost in.

I read it in two sittings.

Which is really saying a lot considering most nights I am passed out by 10 and during the day I am in a constant state of being swarmed by toddlers.

I started reading it while sitting in a waiting room and I immediately started tweeting to my COMO friends how much I was loving it- of course, they had already read it and loved it! That was more than enough encouragement to press on, even though I knew every page I read got me closer to the end which I never wanted to come.

I hate that about books.

But, back to A Good American. It’s really something and I think anyone who’s had family come over on a boat with nothing will fall head over heels. The love story, the destination, the music, the food- it’s a quintessential story of the kinds of people that made this country. It’s a story of a family like mine, although a little further south.

It was the perfect book which gave me the perfect escape, and I highly recommend checking it out.

You can read more about A Good American over at the BlogHer Book Club where we will be discussing it all week!

Disclosure: This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but all opinions are mine and I absolutely adore this book and think everyone should read it! I also really really really want to take a trip to Missouri. Like yesterday. (sigh)

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One Comment on “A Good American {A BlogHer Book Club Review}”

  1. 1 Anne said at 2:38 pm on February 26th, 2013:

    That sounds pretty cool, I wish I could have a look at it. I think I should purchase it, it's a must.have one for all the mom-bloggers!
    My recent post Karneval in Venedig: ein besonderes Erlebnis

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