Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth


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ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION. An eye-opening, topical, and moving memoir of one woman's experience of working-class poverty in America. Born a fifth-generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teenage mothers on her maternal side, Sarah Smarsh grew up in a family of labourers trapped in a cycle of poverty. She learned about hard work, and also absorbed painful lessons about economic inequality, eventually coming to ...

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