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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.”

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

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About the Author
Author Lee Sandlin

Lee Sandlin is a regular contributor to the Chicago Reader. His essay “Losing the War” was included in the anthology The New Kings of Nonfiction. He lives in Chicago.

About the Narrator

Chris Henry Coffey is a film and television actor known for his role in David Schwimmer’s film, Trust. He has also had roles on Broadway, including the play Bronx Bombers. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.