Wednesday, December 5
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.
Poignant, heartbreaking, and uplifting, Westover’s memoir is a true story, written by a woman who overcame tremendous odds to survive and get an education. Westover writes beautifully, and you’ll be riveted to your seat by this New York Times best seller. One of Time’s best nonfiction books of 2018, our Book Chat, led by writer Mary Van Keuren, will explore Westover’s world and unpack some of the lessons the book contains.
The library has multiple copies of Educated available for loan. Call us at 315-986-5932 if you’d like to register for the Book Chat.