Women's Activist Bookclub
Join the Bookworm’s Women’s Book Club this month to discuss Sarah Smarsh’s Heartland. A perfect companion to Hillbilly Elegy and Educated.
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.