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Atomic Farmgirl: The Betrayal of Chief Qualchan, the Appaloosa, and Me

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The Palouse Hills in eastern Washington State are known as home of the golden wheatlands. The region was forever changed by the dispersal of nuclear waste — accidental and intentional — from the Hanford Atomic Plant only 100 miles south. This wise, irreverent, and bittersweet story tells of a farmgirl's coming of age on a radioactive Prairie, and is, in Terry Tempest Williams's words, "searing and revelatory."

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A wise, irreverent, and bittersweet story of a farmgirl's coming of age on a radioactive prairie. The Palouse Hills in eastern Washington State are known as home of the golden wheatlands.

About the Author

Teri Hein grew up on a wheat farm in eastern Washington, where her great-grandparents originally homesteaded. In the years since she left home for college, she has led an adventurous life--teaching abroad, rafting the Grand Canyon, traveling to northwestern Pakistan to learn firsthand about the plight of Afghani women refugees and doing research in the Amazon Jungle.

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Joanne Haley, May 14, 2013 (view all comments by Joanne Haley)
This book provides all the vivid character development which makes for a good read and combines that with the startling history of the of what the Hanford Nuclear Plant did to the land & it's people. The heartfelt stories let you into the lives of the people who were devastated by cancer & disease as a result of Hanford. You laugh with them and cry with them as you get to know what they've gone through. The author has a great way of making you feel like you stepped into the communities there in Washington and were introduced personally to her family and friends. It's a harsh reality she portrays as she raises awareness of what happens to the people when the land they depend on is destroyed.
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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, November 14, 2007 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
As a transplant to Washington State, I never studied Washington history in school. (Although I am guessing that perhaps the local history so eloquently portrayed in Atomic Farmgirl is NOT found in typical Washington State history books). Atomic Farmgirl should be required reading in high school history classes, particularly in the Northwest-- Hein's book is haunting, sad, triumphant... and an amazing read! Those interested in local history, atomic history, biographies will not go wrong reading Atomic Farmgirl.
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ISBN:
9781555914431
Author:
Hein, Teri
Publisher:
Fulcrum Group
Location:
Golden, Colo. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Farmers & Ranchers
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Farm life -- Washington (State)
Subject:
Biography-Farmers and Ranchers
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 00-E005
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.8 x 5.8 x 0.9 in 15.5 oz

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