Book discussion of Heartland: A Memoir by Sarah Smarsh

Book discussion of Heartland: A Memoir by Sarah Smarsh

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As part of the Choose Civility: Allegany County initiative, a series of book discussions will be held in May that will look at the book. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh. 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. During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less.

The Allegany County Library System owns copies of this book that are available to check-out and it is also available to download with the library’s OverDrive and Libby app,

The book discussions are being hosted by the Women’s Action Coalition of Greater Allegany County and the Allegany County Library System to encourage face to face communication and dialogue about relating to people who may be different from us.

For more information, contact Jennifer Howell, Director of Programming, at or 301-777-1200, ext. 1006.

Tags: library events, book discuusion, poverty

Event Details

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Allegany County Library System-LaVale
815 National Highway
LaVale MD 21502

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