his book, “A Good American,” a
story of immigrant hope, April
5 at William
Woods University. George, 42, is a writer and a lawyer. He was born in England, but lives in Columbia, Mo.
and open to the public, will be held at
11 a.m. in the Mildred
Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. It is sponsored by
Writers Ink, a student organization.
epic tale of one family’s journey from immigrant to Good Americans had
me alternately laughing and crying, but
always riveted. It’s a rich, rare treat of a book, and Alex George is a
spanning more than a century, “A Good American” tells
the story of three generations of the Meisenheimer family. Each new
generation discovers afresh what it means to be an American and, in the process,
they sometimes find out more about themselves than they had bargained for.
2012, by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam. It is
George’s fifth book. His first four books, “Working it Out” (1999), “Before Your Very Eyes”(2000),”Love
(2005), were published by HarperCollins in England.
family saga “¦ George evokes small-town life lovingly, sometimes disturbingly, and examines the
ties of family, the complications of home, and the moments of love and
happiness that arrive no matter what.”
- #1 Pick for Indie Next List
- Amazon “Best Books of the
- Barnes & Noble Discover Pick
- Barnes & Noble Top Staff Pick for
- Midwest Connection Pick, February
- #1 “Title to Pick Up Now” for O Magazine
- “Delighful“ USA Today
Sunday’s “face to watch” for fiction in its Fresh Talent feature.
for eight years as a corporate lawyer in London and Paris. He moved to the United
States in 2003, and re-qualified as a U.S. attorney. He now runs his own law firm in Columbia.
He is president of the board of the Voluntary
Action Center, a leading nonprofit organization in mid-Missouri.