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Educated : a memoir

Author: Tara Westover
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : A Random House International editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Anecdotes
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Tara Westover; Tara Westover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Westover
ISBN: 9781984854858 1984854852
OCLC Number: 1090541099
Awards: Alex Award, 2019
John Leonard Prize Finalist, 2018
National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography Finalist, 2018
Reading Women Award for Nonfiction, 2018
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Description: xiii, 334 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Choose the good --
The midwife --
Cream shoes --
Apache women --
Honest dirt --
Shield and buckler --
The Lord will provide --
Tiny harlots --
Perfect in his generations --
Shield of feathers --
Instinct --
Fish eyes --
Silence in the churches --
My feet no longer touch Earth --
No more a child --
Disloyal man, disobedient heaven --
To keep it holy --
Blood and feathers --
In the beginning --
Recitals of the fathers --
Skullcap --
What we whispered and what we screamed --
I'm from Idaho --
A knight, errant --
The work of sulphur --
Waiting for moving water --
If I were a woman --
Pygmalion --
Graduation --
Hand of the almighty --
Tragedy then farce --
A brawling woman in a wide house --
Sorcery of physics --
The substance of things --
West of the sun --
Four long arms, whirling --
Gambling for redemption --
Family --
Watching the buffalo --
Educated.
Responsibility: Tara Westover.

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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.

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