february, 2020

fri21feb2:00 pm4:00 pmFriday Book Group2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Decorah Public LibraryAge:AdultCost:Free/Small Donation

Event Details

The Friday Book Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. Fri. Feb. 21st on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Sarah Smarsh’s “Heartland.” 

Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. During her turbulent childhood 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. 

Through her experiences, 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. 


(Friday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Decorah Public Library

202 Winnebago St