AViD Presents: Sarah Smarsh

  • Overview

    Journalist, educator and author Sarah Smarsh’s debut book, 'Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth,' was an instant best-seller upon release in 2018, and was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and National Book Award. Heartland was named one of the best books of 2018 by NPR, Amazon, Audible, Publisher’s Weekly, and more. Sarah Jessica Parker, the honorary chairwoman for the American Library Association's Book Club Central, chose Heartland for her most recent "SJP Pick" for libraries. The book examines America’s historic economic inequality and tells the story of her upbringing among the working poor of rural Kansas.