Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit

By Eliese Colette Goldbach

Rust book jacket
Added December 27, 2022

A Choose to Read Ohio selection. To ArcelorMittal Steel, Eliese is known as #6691: Utility Worker, but this was never her dream. Fresh out of college, eager to leave behind her conservative hometown and come to terms with her Christian roots, Eliese found herself applying for a job at the local steel mill. The mill is everything she was trying to escape, but it's also her only shot at financial security in an economically devastated and forgotten part of America. In Rust, Eliese brings the reader inside the belly of the mill and the middle American upbringing that brought her there in the first place. She takes a long and intimate look at her Rust Belt childhood and struggles to reconcile her desire to leave without turning her back on the people she's come to love. Use the Choose to Read Ohio toolkit for Rust to plan book discussion groups or library programs. Visit Eliese Colette Goldbach's website. Book jacket image and book description courtesy Macmillan. Used with permission.  

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