The Distancers by Lee Sandlin audiobook

The Distancers: An American Memoir

By Lee Sandlin
Read by Chris Henry Coffey

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780345806765

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664426351

  • ISBN: 9781664534186

  • ISBN: 9781664689497

Runtime: 5.54 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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, WWII, and the American immigrant experience, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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

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Author

Author Bio: Lee Sandlin

Author Bio: 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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 5.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English