In the Land of Armadillos: Magic Can Happen in the Darkest Times

Magical realism meets grim reality in this superb collection of short stories.

Narrator Elizabeth Wiley goes behind the mic for AudioFile this week. Elizabeth draws us to the magic that Helen Maryles Shankman brings to listeners in IN THE LAND OF ARMADILLOS, weaving Jewish folklore into rich stories of Holocaust survival.

“It’s a brilliant title. It holds all the significance and layers of meaning that I came to find while I was narrating it.” -Elizabeth Wiley

110370IN THE LAND OF ARMADILLOS
by Helen Maryles Shankman, read by Elizabeth Wiley
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Don’t let the cute cover divert you—this unique addition to the canon of Holocaust literature is must listening. Magical realism meets grim reality in this superb collection of short stories. Each lyrical story merges the ordinary with the horrific, and narrator Elizabeth Wiley makes each one poignant without sentimentality. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review HERE.

Narrator Elizabeth WileyNarrator Elizabeth Wiley
To find more audiobooks narrated by Elizabeth, click HERE.

“I was completely drawn into the lives of the people of Wlodawa. By weaving in supernatural figures from Jewish folklore, H.M. Shankman feeds the belief that magic can happen in the darkest times.” -Elizabeth Wiley 

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