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 American.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Alex George on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. 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.