Sarah Smarsh at the Hudson Library

Journalist Sarah Smarsh will discuss her book, Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth at the Hudson Library on Wednesday, September 4th at 7pm. Heartland is Smarsh’s memoir of working-class poverty in America and an examination of the nation’s class divide. The book, a Finalist for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize, was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle and Publishers Weekly. NPR books calls it “Smart, nuanced and atmospheric ... Heartland deepens our understanding of the crushing ways in which class shapes possibility in this country. It's an unsentimental tribute to the working-class people Smarsh knows — the farmers, office clerks, trash collectors, waitresses — whose labor is often invisible or disdained."

Smarsh has covered socioeconomic class, politics and public policy for The Guardian, The New York Times, The Texas Observer, Pacific Standard and many others. A native of rural Kansas, Smarsh is a frequent speaker and commentator on economic inequality.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

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96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501133091
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

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