Educated: a memoir

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An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. "Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of Tara Westover's] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?"-- Vogue

"Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others."-- The New York Times Book Review

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display_description"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetAnecdotes
Audiobooks
Autobiographies
Biography
Christian biography
Home schooling -- Idaho -- Anecdotes
Idaho -- Biography
Idaho -- Rural conditions -- Anecdotes
Subculture -- Idaho
Survivalism -- Idaho -- Biography
Victims of family violence -- Idaho -- Biography
Westover, Tara -- Family
Women -- Idaho -- Biography
Women college students -- United States -- Biography
title_displayEducated : a memoir
title_fullEducated : a memoir / Tara Westover
Educated [CD] : a memoir / Tara Westover
title_shortEducated
title_suba memoir
topic_facetChristian biography
Family
Home schooling
Idaho
Rural conditions
Subculture
Survivalism
Victims of family violence
Westover, Tara
Women
Women college students