The Heart of “Heartland”

Have you ever picked up a memoir and felt completely seen? Completely understood? Like someone had been taking notes on your life and caught things that even you missed? That’s how reading Sarah Smarsh’s Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth was for me—illuminating and emotional. While…
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My Current Puny Reads

I’m often in awe of those folks over in Reader’s Services with their lengthy lists of great reads and end-of-year reading lists that leave me a little envious. Last year my mom sheepishly told me she had read over a hundred books in 2017. She’s in five or six book clubs (many right here at…
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