Educated : a memoir

Educated : a memoir

Westover, Tara, author.



Physical Description
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Compact discs.

Personal Subject
Westover, Tara-Family.

Subject Term
Women -- Idaho -- Biography.
Survivalism -- Biography.
Home schooling -- Anecdotes.
Women college students -- Biography.
Victims of family violence -- Idaho -- Biography.
Subculture -- Idaho.
Christian biography.

Geographic Term
Idaho -- Biography.


Added Author
Whelan, Julia, 1984-

Local Subject
Spoken compact disc collection.

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. --

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Bayport Public LibraryAudiobookSCD 921 WES 10 DISCS01Checked Out
Lake Elmo LibraryAudiobookSCD 921 WES 10 DISCS01Checked Out
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)AudiobookSCD 921 WES 10 DISCS11Audiobooks
Stillwater Public LibraryAudiobookSCD 921 WES 10 DISCS11Audiobooks Nonfiction