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An American Tune, Paperback / softback Book

An American Tune Paperback / softback

Part of the Break Away Books series


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 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, now available as a Break Away Book Club Edition, An American Tune illuminates the irrevocability of our choices and how those choices come to compose the tune of our lives.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
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  • Category: Political / legal thriller
  • ISBN: 9780253022875



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