Hill Road - Book Club: Educated

  • book cover for Educated, showing a sharpened pencil and a girl standing inside the pencil's shadow. Text says Hill Road Library June Book Club, Tuesday June 25th at 6 pm.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us for a discussion of the bestselling memoir by Tara Westover, Educated, our book club choice for the month of June. 
 
"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... 

Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important 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. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home." - from Tara Westover's website
 
Print and audio copies will be available starting on May 22nd for book club participants - just swing by the library to grab one. If you have a copy of this book at home, consider donating it to your local libary's book club!
 
All are welcome who have read the book - hope to see you there!
 
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