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Atomic farmgirl : growing up right in the wrong place

Author: Teri Hein
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Mariner ed
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Atomic Farmgirl is a wise, irreverent, deeply personal story of growing up right in the wrong place. The great-granddaughter of German Lutheran homesteaders, Teri Hein was raised in the 1950s and 1960s in rural eastern Washington. This starkly elegant landscape serves as the poignant backdrop to her story, for one hundred miles to the south of this idyllic, all-American setting lay the toxins -- both mental and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Teri Hein
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Teri Hein
ISBN: 0618302417 9780618302413
OCLC Number: 51330356
Notes: "A Mariner book."
Previously published in hardcover by Fulcrum Publishing.
Description: xiii, 255 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Atomic farm girl
Responsibility: Teri Hein.
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Atomic Farmgirl is a wise, irreverent, deeply personal story of growing up right in the wrong place. The great-granddaughter of German Lutheran homesteaders, Teri Hein was raised in the 1950s and 1960s in rural eastern Washington. This starkly elegant landscape serves as the poignant backdrop to her story, for one hundred miles to the south of this idyllic, all-American setting lay the toxins -- both mental and physical -- of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. From horseback riding to haying, Flag Day parades to Cold War duck-and-cover drills, Atomic Farmgirl chronicles a peculiar coming of age for a young girl and her community of hardworking, patriotic folk, whose way of life -- and livelihood -- are gradually threatened by the poisons of progress. Combining a profoundly tender story of youth with politics and an unmistakable sense of place, Teri Hein has written a memoir that is part Terry Tempest Williams, part Erin Brockovich, part Garrison Keillor. In the end, she offers a rich and ribald journey into the universal mysteries of childhood, love, community, and home, a journey that confirms humankind's infinite capacity for hope.-- Publisher description.

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