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The Resource Educated

Educated

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Educated
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Educated
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • WASHINGTON POST AND USA TODAY BESTSELLERLONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCEPRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S 2018 SUMMER READING • #1 LIBRARYREADS FAVORITE OF FAVORITES PICK • A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK • ONE OF TIME'S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF 2018 • ONE OF PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • PBS NEWSHOUR/NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE MONTHAn 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 for Educated"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 of The Glass Castle."—O: The Oprah Magazine"Heart-wrenching . . . a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives."—Amy Chua, The New York Times Book Review"Westover is a keen and honest guide to the difficulties of filial love, and to the enchantment of embracing a life of the mind."—The New Yorker
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dictionaries
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Educated
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OVERDRIVE:53ce19f3-b6bb-4e58-a388-2aa38813bc91
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
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9780399590511
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Educated
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:53ce19f3-b6bb-4e58-a388-2aa38813bc91
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780399590511
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      2712 Nederland Ave., Nederland, TX, 77627, US
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