The Resource Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover, (electronic resource)

Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover, (electronic resource)

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Educated : a memoir
Title
Educated
Title remainder
a memoir
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Tara Westover
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eng
Summary
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 One of . . . The New York Times Book Review's Must-Know Literary Events of 2018 BBC's Books Look Ahead 2018 Stylist's 20 Must-Read Books to Make Room For in 2018 Entertainment Weekly's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018 Bustle's 13 Authors You Need to Be Watching in 2018 LibraryReads's February Top 10 Daily Express's Must-Have New Reads The Pool's Books We're Looking Forward to in 2018 Vogue's What to Read This FallTara 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
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TEFOD
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Westover, Tara
Dewey number
270.092
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not applicable
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LC call number
CT3262.I2
LC item number
W47 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
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Read by Julia Whelan
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1984-
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Whelan, Julia
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  • Westover, Tara
  • Women
  • Survivalism
  • Home schooling
  • Women college students
  • Victims of family violence
  • Subculture
  • Christian biography
  • Idaho
  • Idaho
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Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0020782719
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online resourcev
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file)
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9780525528081
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0020782719
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sound
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remote
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Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0020782719
Publication
Note
Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resourcev
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
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rdacontent
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  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525528081
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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0020782719
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
remote
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Requires Axis 360 app
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