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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 homecanned peaches and sleeping with her 'headforthehills' bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal 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 travelled too far, if there was still a way home. Educated is an account of the struggle for selfinvention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing ties with those closest to you. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal comingofage story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it
Biography type
autobiography
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Westover, Tara
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Westover, Tara
  • Women
  • Survivalism
  • Home schooling
  • Women college students
  • Victims of family violence
  • Subculture
  • Idaho
Target audience
adult
Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xviii, 493 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525589983
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018006747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xviii, 493 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525589983
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018006747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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