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Educated

The inspiring memoir of an extraordinary woman

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'A memoir to stand alongside the classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ... compelling and ultimately joyous' Sunday Times

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Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected.

She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn’t exist.

As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d travelled too far. If there was still a way home.

EDUCATED is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, from her singular experience Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

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· Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers' Awards

· Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe
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"A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage . . . a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination" Sunday Times
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Tara Westover was born in rural Idaho. She studied history at Brigham Young University and upon graduation was awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She received an MPhil in intellectual history from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and a PhD in the same subject in 2014.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 400
Erscheinungsdatum 20.02.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78633-052-9
Verlag Random House UK Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 21.6/13.4/3.5 cm
Gewicht 405 g
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An inspiring book!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Stuttgart am 11.01.2019
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Dr. Westover is indeed extraordinary. I did not know that such condition also exist(ed) in Idaho. I am not sure whether she and her siblings were not allowed to go to school because the long family tradition or because her father is bipolar (he probs was just afraid). However, the book has led me to a big question: has a formal ... Dr. Westover is indeed extraordinary. I did not know that such condition also exist(ed) in Idaho. I am not sure whether she and her siblings were not allowed to go to school because the long family tradition or because her father is bipolar (he probs was just afraid). However, the book has led me to a big question: has a formal education torn their family apart?