Collection: Random HouseType: EPubPages: 352ISBN: 9780399590511
#1NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL,ANDBOSTON GLOBEBESTSELLER *;WASHINGTON POSTANDUSA TODAYBESTSELLER *; PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S 2018 SUMMER READING *;ANEW YORK TIMESANDWASHINGTON POSTNOTABLE BOOK *;#1LIBRARYREADSFAVORITE OF FAVORITES PICK*;ONE OFO: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE'S 15 FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2018*; ONE OFTIME'STEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF 2018*;ONE OFPUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR *;PBSNEWSHOUR/NEW YORK TIMESBOOK OF THE MONTH*; LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University';Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover's] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?'VogueBorn 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.Praise forEducated';Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.'The New York Times Book Review';A heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations of birth and environment into a better life.'USA Today';A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent ofThe Glass Castle.'O: The Oprah Magazine';Heart-wrenching . . . a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives.'Amy Chua,TheNew York Times Book Review
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