Educated : a memoir / Tara Westover
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Edition
First edition.
Description
xiii, 334 pages ; 25 cm
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LEISURE READING (KENOSHA COPY)
Contents
Prologue
PART ONE
1. Choose the Good
2. The Midwife
3. Cream Shoes
4. Apache Women
5. Honest Dirt
6. Shield and Buckler
7. The Lord will provide
8. Tiny Harlots
9. Perfect in his Generations
10. Shield of Feathers
11. Instinct
12. Fish Eyes
13. Silence in the Churches
14. My Feet no longer touch Earth
15. No More a Child
16. Disloyal Man, Disobedient Heaven
PART TWO
17. To Keep It Holy
18. Blood and Feathers
19. In the Beginning
20. Recitals of the Fathers
21. Skullcap
22. What we whispered and what we screamed
23. I'm from Idaho
24. A Knight, Errant
25. The Work of Sulphur
26. Waiting for the Moving Water
27. If I were a Woman
28. Pygmalion
29. Graduation
PART THREE
30. Hand of the Almighty
31. Tragedy then Farce
32. A Brawling Woman in a Wide House
33. Sorcery of Physics
34. The Substance of Things
35. West of the Sun
36. Four Long Arms, Whirling
37. Gambling for Redemption
38. Family
39. Watching the Buffalo
40. Educated
Summary
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. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. 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 an older brother became violent. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. 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.
17.00 SOC SCI (99-SSC-9)
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