Reviewed: “The Distancers: An American Memoir” by Lee Sandlin

The DistancersI received a copy of Lee Sandlin’s family history The Distancers: An American Memoir through the Goodreads Free Reads giveaway program.

The story is the true account of seven generations of Sandlin’s ancestors from their arrival in America from Germany to their settling in the Midwest. The story of the family is one of fierce loyalty, dedication, stubbornness, pride, and reality.

The book is interesting enough, if you’re a member of the family or someone very interested in small town life in the American Midwest from about 1900 to around 1960. I’m not a member of the family and that’s not my favorite thing in history. But I did like the book, if only because it increased my resolve to one day figure out the story of my own family in America. I’m half German too, so there is that connection.

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