The Resource Educated, Tara Westover

Educated, Tara Westover

Label
Educated
Title
Educated
Statement of responsibility
Tara Westover
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn't believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn't exist. As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. 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 with the severing of the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted, from her singular experience, a universal comingofage story, one 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
  • Westover, Tara
  • Mormon fundamentalism
  • Mormon women
  • Adult children of dysfunctional families
  • Women
  • Survivalism
  • Home schooling
  • Women college students
  • Victims of family violence
  • Subculture
  • Christian biography
  • Idaho
  • Idaho
Target audience
adult
Label
Educated, Tara Westover
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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
20 cm
Extent
xi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780099511021
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
be2018039105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Educated, 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
20 cm
Extent
xi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780099511021
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
be2018039105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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