An American Tune: A Novel (Break Away Books)
While reluctantly accompanying her husband and daughter to freshman orientation at Indiana University, Nora Quillen hears someone call her name, a name she has not heard in more than 25 years. Not even her husband knows that back in the ‘60s she was Jane Barth, a student deeply involved in the antiwar movement. An American Tune moves back and forth in time, telling the story of Jane, a girl from a...
Series: Break Away Books
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Indiana University Press (September 26, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 2688516
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“An American Tune is a good story when it remembers to be a one, but there are times when I wasn’t sure if it was a novel or a lecture. The sermonizing about Iran kept taking me out of the story.I was in college during the Vietnam War, and the portray...”
working-class family who fled town after she was complicit in a deadly bombing, and Nora, the woman she became, a wife and mother living a quiet life in northern Michigan. An achingly poignant account of a family crushed under the weight of suppressed truths, An American Tune illuminates the irrevocability of our choices and how those choices come to compose the tune of our lives.