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Jennifer’s memoir, Flat Broke with Two Goats, blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home. When her family experienced a financial crisis of epic proportions, her world changed. Desperate to save money, she and her husband foreclosed on their modest home in the country and moved to a one-hundred-year old cabin in a North Carolina holler. There, what began as a last-ditch effort to settle their debts soon became a journey that revealed both the joys and the challenges of living close to the land. Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the culture and traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats is a story of loss, reckoning, and healing.
“This sweet miracle of a memoir tells the story of a struggling couple who have to lose their house, and just about everything else, to find home.” – Tommy Hays, author of The Pleasure Was Mine
“An easy read with a warm tone, like hearing from an old friend, McGaha’s memoir is touching, funny, and hard to put down.” – Booklist
“An enjoyable, back-to-the-land memoir.” – Library Journal
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