Setting Free the Kites

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SETTING FREE THE KITES is a coming of age story featuring two unlikely teenage friends. One is cautious, the other daring, one an observer, the other curious. They bond while working one summer at a run-down amusement park. This warm and moving story explores the pain and joy of youthful friendship, by the author of our all-time favorite A Good AmericanThis title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere in the United States. You may view every Booksmith Timeless Classic by clicking


THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed by Alex George on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing and comes with a certificate authenticating the signature. Published in February of 2017 by Putnam, an imprint of Penguin Random House.


ALEX GEORGE (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is a saxophone-playing amateur chef who was named one of England's top ten writers under forty. He is now a U.S. citizen and his first book published in this country, A Good American was named Book of the Year by The Library Journal and the American Booksellers Association. It's also one of our all-time favorites and when the American Booksellers Association had a nationwide contest for bookstores selling this title, The Alabama Booksmith finished number one. The author is following a trend and now owns a bookstore. Thank you Alex George for signing our books.

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