Alex George

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Alex George is a writer, a bookseller, a director of a literary festival, and a lawyer. He was born in England, but presently lives in the midwest of America.

His novel, A Good American, was published by Amy Einhorn Books, an imprint of Penguin/Putnam, in February 2012. It was a #1 Indie Next Pick, a Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a Midwest Connections Pick, and a a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. It was a national and international bestseller.

Setting Free The Kites was published in 2017, also by Penguin. It was an Indie Next Pick, a Barnes and Noble Best Fiction Pick, a Library Reads Choice and a Midwest Connection Pick.

His latest novel, The Paris Hours, will be published by Flatiron Boo

Funny How Time Slips Away

I recently read a wonderful book, Becoming Duchess Goldblatt. It’s a memoir, written anonymously, about a writer who assumes the guise of a fictional character, Duchess Goldblatt, on Twitter. Twitter was made for Duchess Goldblatt; Duchess Goldblatt was (quite literally) made for Twitter. She is warm, arch, strikingly original, and extremely funny. Her tweets betray a deliciously skewed way of loo

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A Good American

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"if you mention marcel proust in your blurb, legend says i will appear and add it to my shelf"
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""This is how it ends!?" I cried out loud when i finished.

I'm not mad though."
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" Thanks, Hallie! So happy you liked it! Hope you and yours are all staying well. "
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"I love the author's storytelling and the way he brings his characters into focus, often through witty dialogue and relatable inner struggles. Robert and his pal Nathan are such loveable characters and I wanted to hug these young boys throughout this " Read more of this review »
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“When he left us, he stole all the words.”
Alex George, Setting Free the Kites

“We are all immigrants, a glorious confection of races and beliefs, united by the rock that we live on. As the years wash over us and new generations march into the future, family histories are subsumed into the greater narrative. We become, simply, Americans.”
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“The answer to most prayers is no.”
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Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.

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Gary Thanks for becoming my friend. I was wondering if you plan to do a booksigning in St. Louis? Date and location? I would love to hear you read your book,and discuss it. I have been telling all my friends about what a great book this is.....

Again thanks.... oh yeah...I assume you are a Hemingway fan?

AWBookGirl I'm interested to hear what you think of the Magicians. I read it last year.

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