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Educated: The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir

Educated: The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir

With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted, from her singular experience, a universal coming-of-age 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 wi... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781786330529
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Published 26 February 2018 by Cornerstone
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Westover, Tara
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ISBN-13 9781786330529
ISBN-10 1786330520
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Hutchinson
Publication Date 26 February 2018
International Publication Date 20 February 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Westover, Tara
Category Biography & Autobiography
Education
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Students - Biography - United States, Survivalism - United States, Ex-cultists - Biography - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 423g
Dewey Code 370.92
Catalogue Code 882454

Description of this Book

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 self-invention. 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 coming-of-age 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A punch to the gut, a slow burn, a savage indictment, a love letter: Educated somehow contrives to be all these things at once. Tara Westover guides us through the extraordinary Western landscape of her coming of age, and in clear, tender prose makes us feel what she felt. We give ourselves over to her telling, even when she takes us to the very darkest places a family can dwell. Rarely have I read a book that made me so uncomfortable, so enraged, and at the same time so utterly, entirely absorbed. I loved this book, and this woman. -- Claire Dederer
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Tara Westover was born in rural Idaho. She studied history at Brigham Young University and upon graduation was awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She received an MPhil in intellectual history from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and a PhD in the same subject in 2014.

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