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Invermere Public Library BIO WES (Text) IPL055257 Adult Biography Volume hold Checked out 2020-02-27

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781443452489
  • ISBN: 9780399590504
  • Physical Description: xv, 334 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Canadian edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2018.

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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.
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.
Christian biography.
Genre/Form: Autobiographies.

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