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AUTHOR: Sarah Smarsh
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Named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Post, Buzzfeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly. An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country. Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side, and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland. A beautifully written memoir that combines personal narrative with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland examines the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less.

Characters: 71. Amazon rating: 4 stars.< Genre: Memoir/Non-Fiction.


 

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