18 Dec New Selection for Book Club Announced!
Montana Farmers Union is excited to announce its next Book Club selection is “Uprooted” by Grace Olmstead.
“Uprooted” is the fourth book selected for the Book Club, which examines facets of rural life and agriculture.
Registration for the “Uprooted” selection is now open, with 25 free copies available on a first-come, first-served basis for MFU members. Non-MFU members are also invited to participate in the Book Club.
Join other people passionate about rural life in discussing the book with the author herself during a Zoom call at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23.
In her book, Olmstead – now a journalist in Washington, D.C. who focuses on farming, localism, and family – examines the broader consequences of uprooting for her hometown of Emmett, Idaho, and for the greater heartland America. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, “Uprooted” wrestles with the questions of what we owe the places we come from and what we are willing to sacrifice for profit and progress, the book’s description reads.
Omstead looks at the stark realities of farming life today, identifying the government policies and big agriculture practices that make it almost impossible for towns like Emmett to survive. And she explores the ranks of Emmett’s newcomers and what growth means for the area’s farming tradition, the description continues.