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  • 44 of 62 copies available at SC LENDS.
  • 5 of 9 copies available at Beaufort County Library System. (Show)

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7 current holds with 62 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch B WESTOVER (Text) 0530006140089 Adult Biography Collection Checked out 09/29/2021
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch B WESTOVER (Text) 0530010889679 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 09/29/2021
Beaufort - Bookmobile South B WESTOVER (Text) 0530006214357 Adult Biography Collection Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch B WESTOVER (Text) 0530010870737 Adult Book Club Books Checked out 10/08/2021
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch B WESTOVER (Text) 0530010894513 Adult Book Club Books Checked out 10/13/2021
Beaufort - Lobeco Branch B WESTOVER (Text) 0530006097974 Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - Lobeco Branch B WESTOVER (Text) 0530011120041 Adult Biography Collection Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch B WESTOVER (Text) 0530006192745 Adult Biography Collection Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch B WESTOVER (Text) 0530010678601 Adult Biography Collection Available -
AHJ - Allendale Branch BIO WESTOVER (Text) 30365101173277 Adult Biography Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399590504
  • ISBN: 0399590501
  • Physical Description: xv, 334 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [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 and the churches -- My feet no longer touch the 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 -- 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 -- The family, morality, and social science -- The princess -- 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. 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.
Target Audience Note:
870L Lexile
Awards Note:
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 Fall.
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.
Subculture > Idaho.
Christian biography.
Idaho > Rural conditions > Anecdotes.
Idaho > Biography.

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