The Resource Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover

Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover

Label
Educated : a memoir
Title
Educated
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Tara Westover
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
"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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2019.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2018
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Biography type
autobiography
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10619899
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Westover, Tara
Dewey number
  • 270.092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Westover, Tara
  • Women
  • Survivalism
  • Home schooling
  • Women college students
  • Victims of family violence
  • Subculture
  • Christian biography
  • Idaho
  • Idaho
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover
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Publication
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Title from web page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989962383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
512 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525589983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989962383
Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover
Publication
Note
Title from web page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989962383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
512 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525589983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989962383

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