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Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth

Author: Sarah Smarsh
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to examine the class divide in our country and the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal history affirms the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Sarah Smarsh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Smarsh
ISBN: 1501133098 9781501133091
OCLC Number: 1022688633
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Awards: Nonfiction 2018
Short-listed for The Kirkus Prize 2018
Description: ix, 290 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Dear August --
A penny in a purse --
The body of a poor girl --
A stretch of gravel with wheat on either side --
The shame a country could assign --
A house that needs shingles --
A working-class woman --
The place I was from.
Responsibility: Sarah Smarsh.

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Heartland reveals one woman's experience of working-class poverty in America with an eye-opening and topical personal story.  Read more...

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`[A] powerful message of class bias ... A potent social and economic message [is] embedded within an affecting memoir.' STARRED REVIEW -Kirkus`A deeply humane memoir with crackles of clarifying Read more...

 
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