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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
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: Christian biography
Named Person: Tara Westover; Tara Westover; Tara Westover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Westover
ISBN: 0399590501 9780399590504 9781786330512 1786330512 9781443452472 1443452475 039959051X 9780399590511
OCLC Number: 986898537
Awards: Alex Award, 2019
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Longlist, 2019
Chicago Public Library Best Top Ten Books, 2018
John Leonard Prize Finalist, 2018
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography Finalist, 2018
National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography Finalist, 2018
NPR Best Books, 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 the 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 --
Responsibility: Tara Westover.
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'A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ... a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination' Sunday TimesTara Westover grew up  Read more...


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