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"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." --Provided by publisher.
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Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 270.092 W536 (Text) 35178001679078 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/16/2018 Available -
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Grant County Library 920 WESTOVER (Text) 37845000549258 Adult Non-Fiction Book System_Only_6months 07/13/2020 Available -
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Joseph Public Library 921 WES (Text) 30002000247817 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_6months 04/04/2018 Available -
Klamath Community College CT3262.I2 W47 2018 (Text) 3760307019 Main Collection Book None 12/28/2018 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 270.092 WESTOVER (Text) 37620000895914 Adult Non-Fiction Book System_Only_6months 03/28/2018 Checked out 10/12/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399590504
  • ISBN: 0399590501
  • Physical Description: xv, 334 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, an imprint of and division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Westover, Tara > Family.
Women > Idaho > Biography.
Survivalism > Idaho > Biography.
Home schooling > Idaho > Anecdotes.
Women college students > United States > Biography.
Victims of family violence > Idaho > Biography.
Adult children of dysfunctional families > Idaho > Biography.
Subculture > Idaho.
Christian biography.
Idaho > Rural conditions > Anecdotes.
Idaho > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Anecdotes.

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