Going Over Home
This incisive memoir deftly unpacks deep-seeded agricultural myths while addressing the history of racism and wealth inequality, and how all of it has come to bear on our nation's rural places and their people today.
Charles Thompson, Jr., grew up in southwestern Virginia and witnessed the demise of every farm in his family. In Going Over Home, Thompson recaps stirring reflections and stark revelations, each exposing the unvarnished realities of rural America.
Praise for Going Over Home
"Going Over Home inspires the reader to stand shoulder to shoulder with family farmers and puts into words why their survival matters to all of us – no matter where we live."
– Willie Nelson, president, Farm Aid
"Thompson's exemplary memoir gives us a heartfelt but clear-eyed narrative of American agricultural life and a bridge toward wholeness in a broken time."
– Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, co-director, Poor People's Campaign
240 Pages • Softcover • Copyright 2019