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Heartland : a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth / Sarah Smarsh.

Smarsh, Sarah, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781501133091
  • ISBN: 1501133098
  • Physical Description: ix, 290 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2018]

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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.
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During Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the '80s and '90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, this is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess.
Subject: Smarsh, Sarah.
Smarsh, Sarah > Family.
Working poor > Kansas > 20th century > Biography.
Kansas > Economic conditions.
Kansas > Social conditions.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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