On Wednesday October 9 from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm, Sue FRICK will present the book “EDUCATED : A Memoir" written by the U.S. author Tara WESTOVER.
This #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER is an 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. She was born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and so isolated that there was no one to ensure the children received an education. Also, there was 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: school and studies away from her “home.” Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, and if there was still a way to return.
Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom, and after that first taste, she pursued learning for the next decade. She received a BA from Brigham Young University in 2008 and was subsequently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in history in 2014.