February/March 2018

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18 n AudioFile/ ALL THE AGENTS AND SAINTS: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands Stephanie Elizondo Griest, read by Frankie Corzo Narrator Frankie Corzo delivers Griest's investigation of her own past as a Tejano, a Mexican-American living in Texas, and the ways her background has impacted her life. In doing so, Griest discovers that her people's history and experiences resonate with those of others in the U.S., in particular the Mohawks of the Akwesasne Nation in New York, who must straddle an imaginary border to maintain family, tradition, and livelihood. Corzo seamlessly delivers this combination of research and firsthand observations. Blackstone Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, DD Library Ed.: CD, MP3, DD AMERICAN GHOST: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest Hannah Nordhaus, read by Xe Sands This riveting family history explores the eloquent story of the author's great great grandmother, Julia Schuster Stabb (1844-1896)—as well as the topics of frontier life in Santa Fe and German Jews in the U.S. in the nineteenth century. Narrator Xe Sands exquisitely captures the author's earnest interest in Julia and her family. Sands's clear voice and refreshing cadences add an authenticity that listeners will find engaging. Tantor Media Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, MP3, DD In this issue, we introduce "In Our Time," a new feature where we recommend audiobooks that can help advance our understanding of current events. Here, we suggest listening on immigration. These audiobooks are told from a variety of perspectives and shed light on some lesser-known aspects of immigration in America. Some, like Laura Markham's The Far Away Brothers, are journalistic accounts read by professional narrators. And others, like Khizr Khan's memoir, An American Family, are more personal stories told by the authors. All can be a jumping-off point for learning more. You can also find In Our Time posts on AudioFile's blog: category/in-our-time. American Stories: Recommended Listening on Immigration

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