Educated : a memoir
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New York, NY : [Westminster, MD] : Random House Audio ;, [2018].
Audiobook CD
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10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
9780525528050, 0525528059, 9780525528074, 0525528075
9780525528050, 9780525528074
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Level 6.4, 19 Points
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Read by Julia Whelan.
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.
Alex Award, 2019
John Leonard Prize Finalist, 2018
National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography Finalist, 2018
Reading Women Award for Nonfiction, 2018
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Westover, T., & Whelan, J. (2018). Educated: a memoir (Unabridged.). Random House Audio ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Westover, Tara and Julia Whelan. 2018. Educated: A Memoir. New York, NY : [Westminster, MD]: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Westover, Tara and Julia Whelan. Educated: A Memoir New York, NY : [Westminster, MD]: Random House Audio, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Westover, Tara, and Julia Whelan. Educated: A Memoir Unabridged., Random House Audio ;, 2018.

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