Book cover of Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarshby Sarah Smarsh

*Finalist for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize*
*Instant New York Times Bestseller*

*Named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly*

An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country.

Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side, and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland.

Interview with the Author

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A Memoir From the Hard-Working ‘Heartland’
9/14/18          60 min

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Ep. #305 – Sarah Smarsh, National Book Award finalist and author of Heartland
1/28/19         36 min

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