The Resource Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover

Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover

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Educated : a memoir
Title
Educated
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Tara Westover
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Author
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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. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. 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 an older brother became violent. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. 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
Summary
Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn an acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Alex Award, 2019.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2018
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Nonfiction, 2019.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619899
Cataloging source
DLC
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Westover, Tara
Dewey number
  • 270.092
  • B
  • 305.90692
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 870
  • 870
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Westover, Tara
  • Westover, Tara
  • Women
  • Survivalism
  • Preparedness
  • Mormons
  • Home schooling
  • Women college students
  • Victims of family violence
  • Adult children of dysfunctional families
  • Subculture
  • Idaho
  • Idaho
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Christian biography
  • Families
  • Home schooling
  • Rural conditions
  • Subculture
  • Survivalism
  • Victims of family violence
  • Women
  • Women college students
  • Idaho
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986898537
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9780399590504
Lccn
2017037645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)986898537
Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover
Publication
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
ocn986898537
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9780399590504
Lccn
2017037645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)986898537

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