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  • 47 of 59 copies available at SC LENDS.
  • 6 of 8 copies available at Beaufort County Library System. (Show)

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AHJ - Hardeeville Branch BIO WESTOVER (Text) 30365101241405 Adult Biography Available -
AHJ - Pratt Memorial Branch BIO WESTOVER (Text) 30365101226422 Adult Biography Available -
Anderson - Belton Branch 270.092 Westover Tara (Text) 22960001622363 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Iva Branch 270.092 Westover Tara (Text) 22960001742500 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Jennie Erwin Branch 270.092 Westover Tara (Text) 22960001742492 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Pendleton Branch 270.092 Westover Tara (Text) 22960001656288 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Calhoun - Bookmobile B WESTOVER (Text) 30102100780558 Bookmobile Available -
Calhoun - Main Library B WESTOVER (Text) 30102100739349 Adult Biography Available -
Calhoun - Main Library B WESTOVER (Text) 30102100784584 Adult Biography Available -
Chester - Great Falls Branch B WESTOVER (Text) 35301003306355 Adult Biography Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780399590504
  • ISBN: 0399590501
  • Physical Description: xv, 334 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Choose the good -- The midwife -- Cream shoes -- ... Read More
Summary, etc.:
Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set ... Read More
Target Audience Note:
870L Lexile
Awards Note:
The New York Times Book Review’s Must-Know ... Read More
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.
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.--
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