Heartland (Library Binding)

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

By Sarah Smarsh

Thorndike Press Large Print, 9781432859565, 415pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/17/2018)
Paperback (11/8/2018)
Paperback (9/3/2019)
Hardcover (9/18/2018)
CD-Audio (9/18/2018)
Paperback, Large Print (10/30/2019)

List Price: 32.99*
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October 2018 Indie Next List

“A classic is born! Sarah Smarsh takes us on a five-generation trek through the hardscrabble life of her Kansas childhood in the ’80s and ’90s. Just as J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy and Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed addressed the uncomfortable topic of poverty in this country, Heartland successfully gives the reader an in-depth look at impoverishment in the bread basket of America. She writes with a crystal-clear and objective voice, never giving in to self-pity or malevolence. Indeed, tongue-in-cheek humor and tenderness often shine through. This book is a must-read, a milestone in the life of our country.”
— Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault, Oskaloosa, IA
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