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Awake in the Heartland

Author : Joan Tollifson
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"Awake in the Heartland" shows how spiritual practice and the pursuit of enlightenment can become an addiction, or yet another goal that can impede us from waking up in the present moment. In her poignant autobiography, author Joan Tollifson encourages readers to look for themselves without clinging to old opinions or relying on outside authorities. Honest, funny, and profound, this is a book that invites readers to discover who or what they really are. "

Heartland

Author : Sarah Smarsh
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*Finalist for the National Book Award* *Finalist for the Kirkus Prize* *Instant New York Times Bestseller* *Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly* 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 and “a deeply humane memoir that crackles with clarifying insight”.* 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. Through her experiences growing up on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland. During Sarah’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, she enjoyed the freedom of a country childhood, but observed the painful challenges of the poverty around her; untreated medical conditions for lack of insurance or consistent care, unsafe job conditions, abusive relationships, and limited resources and information that would provide for the upward mobility that is the American Dream. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves with clarity and precision but without judgement, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country. Beautifully written, in a distinctive voice, Heartland combines personal narrative with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, challenging the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. “Heartland is one of a growing number of important works—including Matthew Desmond’s Evicted and Amy Goldstein’s Janesville—that together merit their own section in nonfiction aisles across the country: America’s postindustrial decline...Smarsh shows how the false promise of the ‘American dream’ was used to subjugate the poor. It’s a powerful mantra” *(The New York Times Book Review).

Refugee Resettlement in the Heartland of America

Author : Robert Funseth
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Voices from the Heartland

Author : Sara Beam
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Despite progress in recent years, Oklahoma hardly ranks as woman-friendly. The state holds the highest incarceration rate of women in the nation. It offers women no legal protection against being fired due to sexual orientation or gender identity. Its Native American and immigrant populations struggle for access to community resources. And Oklahoma is still governed largely by men, leaving women without adequate political representation. In 2007, the highly acclaimed anthology Voices from the Heartland provided a much-needed platform for Oklahoma women—prominent and unknown—to tell their stories. This timely sequel reflects an even broader cross-section of women’s experiences. Just like its predecessor, Voices from the Heartland: Volume II offers memorable accounts of struggle and transformation. It does not sugarcoat the problems that women face in contemporary Oklahoma—and in many parts of underprivileged America: racism, sexism, homophobia, poverty, addiction. The 38 contributions gathered here are honest and, at times, raw. They cover such varied topics as girlhood, trauma, the workplace, parenting, politics, and religious beliefs. Taken together, the essays comprise a living artifact of women’s history, accessible and, as an anthology, ideally suited for classroom use. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever to listen to what women have to say about their own lives, including—and perhaps especially—women from flyover states like Oklahoma. As Sara N. Beam states so eloquently in her preface, “You’ll read their stories here as they want them told: in a mix of poetry and prose, in the voice of a relative, in the voice of a tired person across the breakroom table, in a secret hush, or in a voice not unlike that of your best friend or mother.” These voices from the heartland inspire us to pause, to listen, to understand, to evolve, and to make a difference.

Heartland

Author : Rebecca Brandewyne
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After her best friend dies leaving eight children, Rachel Wilder takes them in rather than leaving them with their drunken father. Then a handsome gunslinger arrives announcing that he was the children's guardian.

Heartland

Author : Katheryn Broughton
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Current Policy

Author : United States. Department of State
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Heartland Journal

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American heartland

Author : Bridget Ford
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"As a comparative community study, "American Heartland" shifts attention to a relatively understudied region of the country. To date, community studies of the Northeast, and particularly New England and New York, have dominated our understanding of social, cultural, and religious change in the nineteenth century. Unlike studies of the Northeast which link cultural change to commercial and market development, this one makes race, pluralism, and sectionalism crucial factors in considering shifts in cultural expression and religious mores. As diverse cities situated at the nation's divide between slavery and freedom, Louisville and Cincinnati dramatize the desire for a consolidated national culture and identity as well as the struggle for black Americans' enfranchisement and citizenship in a period of increasing religious pluralism and section tension."

Michigan s Heartland 1900 1918

Author : Forrest B. Meek
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Return to the Heartland

Author : June Masters Bacher
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As her family plans to move back to Texas now that World War II is over, Marvel Harrington hopes she will be reunited with Titus, even though he has been listed missing in action

Painting the Sidewalk with Water

Author : Joan Tollifson
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These lively talks and dialogues are about seeing through the illusion of separation and waking up to the boundless wholeness that is all there is. Joan's approach is open and explorative, questioning all attempts to conceptually grasp and frame the movement of life. She talks about seeing through the stories and beliefs that create our human suffering and waking up to the simplicity of what is. This book beautifully dissolves the apparent dichotomy between the uncompromising "this is it, just as it is" message of radical non-duality and the emphasis on "being here now" that is found in many meditation teachings. Joan has an affinity with Buddhism, Advaita, and radical non-duality, but she belongs to no tradition. In these talks and dialogues, she takes on such perennial questions as, Is there a way out of personal and global suffering? Can we choose to stop addictive and destructive patterns? Does being awake take effort, vigilance, and practice, or is it effortlessly and unavoidably always already the case? What happens when we die?

The Heartland Ohio Indiana Illinois

Author : Walter Havighurst
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Modern Mothers in the Heartland

Author : Lynne Curry
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In the early twentieth century, ambitious social welfare campaigns linked the improvement of health to the broader aim of "modernizing" American life. Lowered mortality rates, especially among infants and young children, became for reformers a barometer by which to measure society's overall "progress." To date, most analyses of Progressive Era child welfare movements have concentrated on urban areas in the Northeast and the national leadership role played by the Children's Bureau, Modern Mothers in the Heartland, in contrast, shifts the focus to the Midwest. Illinois provides an interesting case study because its rates of infant and maternal mortality tended to be higher than those of other midwestern states, and Chicago's rates were consistently higher than those of other major industrial centers. Drawing on local and state sources to reconstruct the nature of a maternal and child health work, Lynne Curry highlights the interactive character of health reform: policy makers, clients of community health services, practitioners, and the volunteers who worked with them negotiated the final outcomes of the campaign's stated aims. Situating maternal and child health reform in its historical and regional contexts, this study uses information about Illinois's distinctive social, economic, and political history -- even its geography -- to enhance the analytical picture.

Walking with Jesus One Step at a Time

Author : Helen Haidle
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A one-year book of devotions based on true stories, encouraging readers to trust God and live as a Christian as they encounter peer pressure and temptations. Includes discussion questions, Scripture verses, and interactive family activities.

Heartland

Author : Mort Sahl
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SAHL, A POLITICAL SATIRIST, ASSESSES THE MORAL DECLINE OF AMERICA AND RELATES HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY, WHICH HE BELIEVES DESTROYED HIS CAREER.

Heartland

Author : Saul Maloff
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Heartland

Author : T. Davis Bunn
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A cast without a leading man, a scriptwriter with writer's block, and mounting tension on the set mean top-rated television show Heartland is headed toward cancellation. Then a hero comes along---a reluctant new actor---to save the day. But no one knows where he really came from---least of all, him.

Heartland Heroes

Author : Kenneth K. Hatfield
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A stirring collection of stories from ordinary men who went to war includes interviews with men and women from Missouri who fought during World War II, as they recall their experiences on the front lines and the homefront.

Healing the Heartland

Author : Marvin E. Ceynar
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