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Number of Pages: 334

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Women

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Random House Inc

Author: Tara Westover

Age Range: Adult

Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers

Language: English

TCIN: 52998735
UPC: 9780399590504
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-3547

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW - ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR - BILL GATES'S HOLIDAY READING LIST - FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S AWARD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY - FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK - FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD - FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES BOOK PRIZE

NAMED ONE OF PASTE'S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post - O: The Oprah Magazine - Time - NPR - Good Morning America - San Francisco Chronicle - The Guardian - The Economist - Financial Times - Newsday - New York Post - theSkimm - Refinery29 - Bloomberg - Self - Real Simple - Town & Country - Bustle - Paste - Publishers Weekly - Library Journal - LibraryReads - BookRiot - Pamela Paul, KQED - New York Public Library

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her 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. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. 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.

"Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover's] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?"--Vogue

"Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others."--The New York Times Book Review

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4.9 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
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Great read - 18 days ago, Verified purchaser
I really enjoyed this book! Great read but so sad too! Very hard to put down!
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haleigh - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I couldn’t love this book more. Thought-provoking and compelling while keeping the reader hooked throughout!
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Erin - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Could not put it down. My favorite book I've read in months!
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MamaB - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Fascinating! Well written and so compelling! Tara shows how how education can set you free!
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Story of determination and struggle rewarded.

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Suzi B - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Good book. Ordered it from Target then picked it up same day at a local Target store. This was a book club read. There were lots of discussion topics in Educated.
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Matt - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Excellent. An important book.
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From survive to thrive

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Nurse B - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
Tara Westover delivers an amazing read here, as she recounts her struggles with escaping fundamentalism and assimilating into the world of academia and the world at large. It often boggles the mind that this young woman was able to write a novel about her life, let alone to have even survived to have told the tale at all.
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Its a good one !

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Tam - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Reminds me of Glass Castle
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