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Title:
Una educacion
Uniform Title:
Educated. Spanish
ISBN:
9781949061499
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Primera edicion.
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464 pages ; 23 cm.
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Tara Westover tenía diecisiete años la primera vez que puso un pie en un aula. Nacida de los supervivientes en las montañas de Idaho, se preparó para el fin del mundo almacenando melocotones enlatados en casa y durmiendo con su "bolsa de cabeza por las colinas". En el verano, guisaba hierbas para su madre, una comadrona y sanadora, y en el invierno rescataba el depósito de chatarra de su padre. La familia estaba tan aislada de la sociedad en general que no había nadie que se asegurara de que los niños recibieran una educación y nadie que interviniera cuando uno de los hermanos mayores de Tara se volvió violento. Como salida, Tara comenzó a educarse a sí misma, aprendiendo suficientes matemáticas y gramática para ser admitida en la Universidad Brigham Young. Su búsqueda de conocimiento la transformaría, llevándola por los océanos y los continentes, a Harvard y Cambridge. Solo entonces se preguntaría si había viajado demasiado lejos, si todavía había un camino a casa. Con la aguda percepción que distingue a todos los grandes escritores, Tara Westover ha creado una historia universal de la mayoría de edad que llega al corazón de lo que ofrece una educación: la perspectiva para ver la vida de uno a través de nuevos ojos y la voluntad de cambiarla. --

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. --
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Finalista del National Book Critics Circle 2018 - en español

Uno de los 10 mejores libros del 2018 según en New York Times y más de 40 semanas en su lista de bestsellers.

Uno de los libros más importantes del año según BBC * Daily Express * Library Journal * Publishers Weekly * The Washington Post * O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * NPR * Financial Times * The Economist * The Guardian * Newsday * Refinery29 * Real Simple * Bustle * Pamela Paul, KQED * Entertainment Weekly.

Cómo una educación puede salvar una vida.

«Podéis llamarlo transformación. Metamorfosis. Falsedad. Traición. Yo lo llamo una educación.»

Nacida en las montañas de Idaho, Tara Westover ha crecido en armonía con una naturaleza grandiosa y doblegada a las leyes que establece su padre, un mormón fundamentalista convencido de que el final del mundo es inminente. Ni Tara ni sus hermanos van a la escuela o acuden al médico cuando enferman. Todos trabajan con el padre, y su madre es curandera y única partera de la zona.

Tara tiene un talento: el canto, y una obsesión: saber. Pone por primera vez los pies en un aula a los diecisiete años: no sabe que ha habido dos guerras mundiales, pero tampoco la fecha exacta de su nacimiento (no tiene documentos). Pronto descubre que la educación es la única vía para huir de su hogar. A pesar de empezar de cero, reúne las fuerzas necesarias para preparar el examen de ingreso a la universidad, cruzar el océano y graduarse en Cambridge, aunque para ello deba romper los lazos con su familia.

Westover ha escrito una historia extraordinaria -su propia historia-, una formidable epopeya, desgarradora e inspiradora, sobre la posibilidad de ver la vida a través de otros ojos, y de cambiar, que se ha convertido en un resonante éxito editorial.

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National Book Critics Circle finalist 2018

One of the 10 New York Times Best Books 2018.

A Publisher Weekly Best Book 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * 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 Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times

"A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle." -- O: The Oprah Magazine

"Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable ." -- USA Today

"The extremity of Westover''s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing."-- The New York Times Book Review

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 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 traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one''s closest ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age 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.


Author Notes

Tara Westover is an American author, based in the U.K. She was born in Idaho in 1986 and led a sheltered childhood. Her father did not believe in public education. She worked with her parents, becoming a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She did not attend a school until age seventeen. From there, went on to graduate from Brigham Young University, magna cum laude (2008) and won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge (2009) with a Master of Philosophy degree. She was a visiting fellow at Harvard University in 2010. Later, she went back to Cambridge University and earned a PhD in history (2014). Her first book is entitled, Educated: A Memoir.

(Bowker Author Biography)