The Resource Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover

Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover

Label
Educated : a memoir
Title
Educated
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Tara Westover
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Provided by publisher
Awards note
  • Alex Award, 2019
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Longlist, 2019
  • Chicago Public Library Best Top Ten Books, 2018
  • John Leonard Prize Finalist, 2018
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography Finalist, 2018
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography Finalist, 2018
  • NPR Best Books, 2018
  • Reading Women Award for Nonfiction, 2018
  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westover, Tara
Dewey number
  • 270.092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT3262.I2
LC item number
W47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Westover, Tara
  • Women
  • Survivalism
  • Home schooling
  • Women college students
  • Victims of family violence
  • Adult children of dysfunctional families
  • Subculture
  • Christian biography
  • Idaho
  • Idaho
Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Choose the good -- The midwife -- Cream shoes -- Apache women -- Honest dirt -- Shield and buckler -- The Lord will provide -- Tiny harlots -- Perfect in his generations -- Shield of feathers -- Instinct -- Fish eyes -- Silence in the churches -- My feet no longer touch Earth -- No more a child -- Disloyal man, disobedient heaven -- To keep it holy -- Blood and feathers -- In the beginning -- Recitals of the fathers -- Skullcap -- What we whispered and what we screamed -- I'm from Idaho -- A knight, errant -- The work of sulphur -- Waiting for moving water -- If I were a woman -- Pygmalion -- Graduation -- The hand of the almighty -- Tragedy then farce -- A brawling woman in a wide house -- Sorcery of physics -- The substance of things -- West of the sun -- Four long arms, whirling -- Gambling for redemption -- Family -- Watching the buffalo -- Educated
Control code
ocn986898537
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9780399590504
Lccn
2017037645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986898537
Label
Educated : a memoir, Tara Westover
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Choose the good -- The midwife -- Cream shoes -- Apache women -- Honest dirt -- Shield and buckler -- The Lord will provide -- Tiny harlots -- Perfect in his generations -- Shield of feathers -- Instinct -- Fish eyes -- Silence in the churches -- My feet no longer touch Earth -- No more a child -- Disloyal man, disobedient heaven -- To keep it holy -- Blood and feathers -- In the beginning -- Recitals of the fathers -- Skullcap -- What we whispered and what we screamed -- I'm from Idaho -- A knight, errant -- The work of sulphur -- Waiting for moving water -- If I were a woman -- Pygmalion -- Graduation -- The hand of the almighty -- Tragedy then farce -- A brawling woman in a wide house -- Sorcery of physics -- The substance of things -- West of the sun -- Four long arms, whirling -- Gambling for redemption -- Family -- Watching the buffalo -- Educated
Control code
ocn986898537
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9780399590504
Lccn
2017037645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986898537

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