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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 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
  • 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
  • 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 acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond
  • 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.
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.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619899
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westover, Tara,
Dewey number
  • 270.092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Westover, Tara
  • Women
  • Survivalism
  • Home schooling
  • Women college students
  • Victims of family violence
  • Subculture
  • Christian biography
  • Idaho
  • Idaho
Summary expansion
ATLAS
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
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 moving water -- If I were a woman -- Pygmalion -- Graduation -- The 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 -- Educated
Control code
21387101
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Large Print Edition.
Extent
xviii, 493 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525589983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-adap20180221-147
System control number
  • .b35342122
  • (OCoLC)1023554914
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
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 moving water -- If I were a woman -- Pygmalion -- Graduation -- The 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 -- Educated
Control code
21387101
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Large Print Edition.
Extent
xviii, 493 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525589983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-adap20180221-147
System control number
  • .b35342122
  • (OCoLC)1023554914

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