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The group will be discussing the following book: Educated by Tara Westover
#1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, And Boston Globe Bestseller • Named One Of The Ten Best Books Of The Year By The New York Times Book Review And One Of The Best Books Of The Year By The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • Time • Npr • Financial Times • The Economist • The Guardian • Newsday • Refinery29 • Real Simple • Bustle • Pamela Paul, Kqed • Publishers Weekly • Libraryreads • Library Journal • New York Public Library • President Barack Obama’s Summer Reading • One Of Bill Gates’s Favorite Books Of The Year • Longlisted For The Carnegie Medal For Excellence
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her 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. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. 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.
Anyone is welcome to join the book club at any time. Please contact the Viola Public Library for further information.
Hope to see you there!