The Distancers: An American Memoir

by Sandlin, Lee
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ISBN: 9780345806765

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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, WWII, and the American immigrant experience, 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.
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Sandlin, Lee
  • ISBN: 9780345806765
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.43 x 0.67
  • Number Of Pages: 193
  • Publication Year: 2013

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