Issue 08 is here! Read an excerpt from Sarah Smarsh’s essay, “Death of the Farm Family,” and pick up a copy of Issue 08 today.
It was unlikely that Betty and Jeannie would end up in the country. They’d always moved among cities—Wichita, Chicago, Denver, Dallas—and neighboring small towns. And it was unlikely they’d stay for long. They first hit the road when Betty was a teenager and Jeannie a baby, and by the time Jeannie was in high school they’d changed addresses forty-eight times. In the late 1970s, though, they landed for a good while on a Kansas farm. [Click here to read on...]