1976. Haverford, Maine, is a town easily overlooked. So is Robert Carter, an 8th grader who's a ready target for the class bully. That is, until the first day of school when a new kid appears: Nathan Tilly. Nathan is fearless, impetuous and obsessed with kites and flying. As Robert and Nathan become friends, they're drawn into each other's families, where they witness unexpected tragedy and learn that all families can harbour secrets.
The author of A Good American, Alex George is an Englishman who lives, works, and writes in the middle of America. He studied law at Oxford University and worked for eight years as a corporate lawyer in London and Paris before moving to the United States. He lives in Missouri with his family.