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Flat broke with two goats : a memoir / Jennifer McGaha.

McGaha, Jennifer, author. (Author).
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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library 630.9756 MCG (Text) 33500012679601 Main On holds shelf -
Hendrum LINK Site 630.9756 MCG (Text) 33500012679619 Main Checked out 07/29/2019

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  • ISBN: 9781492655381
  • ISBN: 1492655384
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: A charming memoir of one woman's unexpected journey from country chic to backwoods barnyard.
McGaha never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it "date night." Most importantly, she never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account. After she and her husband discovered that they owed a lot of back taxes, they foreclosed on their suburban home and moved to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. What started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 November #2
    Going from a Cape Cod cottage in the North Carolina suburbs to a rustic cabin in the Appalachian woods was no easy task for McGaha. When the Great Recession brought the IRS knocking on her door, demanding years' worth of back taxes, McGaha's world collapsed. Forced to foreclose on their charming home, Jennifer and her husband relocated with their children to a distant cousin's ancient shack in the woods not far from their home. Trying times ensued, with McGaha and her family dealing with a mice infestation, learning how to care for farm animals, and surviving a venomous snake appearance. But the experience allowed Jennifer to uncover the truth about her family's financial crisis and embrace the grief of losing a beloved grandparent. McGaha takes readers on emotional explorations of both finding oneself and recapturing lost love in a marriage. An easy read with a warm tone, like hearing from an old friend, McGaha's memoir is touching, funny, and hard to put down. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: McGaha, Jennifer.
Farmers > Appalachian Region > Biography.
Appalachian Region.
Genre: Autobiographies.
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