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Extended Audio Sample The Distancers: An American Memoir, by Lee Sandlin Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Sandlin Narrator: Chris Henry Coffey Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9781490615059
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In The Distancers, seven generations worth of joy and heartache is artfully forged into a family portrait that is at once universally American yet singularly Lee Sandlin’s own. From the nineteenth century German immigrants who settled on a small Midwestern farm, to the proud and upright aunts and uncles with whom Sandlin spent the summers of his youth, a whole history of quiet ambition and stoic pride—of successes, failures, and above all endurance—leaps off the page in a sweeping American family epic. Touching on The Great Depression, World War II, the American immigrant experience, and the uses of proper manners, The Distancers is a beautiful and stark Midwestern drama about a time and place long since vanished, where the author learned the value of family and the art of keeping one’s distance.

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  • “Chris Henry Coffey lends his masculine all-American voice to this account of seven generations of a family in America’s Heartland…Coffey delivers the narrative with a straightforward tone that illustrates the stoicism of Sandlin’s relations, adding an occasional lightheartedness to demonstrate the family’s more unusual characters.”


  • “This charming memoir serves as a reminder of the significance of understanding and respecting your roots.”


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