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Educated : a memoir

Author: Tara Westover
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Anecdotes
Named Person: Tara Westover; Tara Westover; Tara Westover; Tara Westover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Westover
ISBN: 0399590501 9780399590504 9781786330512 1786330512 9781786330529 1786330520 9781443452472 1443452475 039959051X 9780399590511
OCLC Number: 986898537
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 ; 24 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.
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