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Educated: a memoir
(Playaway Audiobook)

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Published:
Solon, OH : Findaway World, LLC, [2018]., ©2018.
Format:
Playaway Audiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
1 audio media player (720 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Lexile measure:
870L
Status:

1 copy on order.
Description
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 UniversityBook Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times "A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle."-O: The Oprah Magazine "Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable."-USA Today "The extremity of Westover's upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing."-The New York Times Book ReviewTara 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 metal 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 oce
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North Haven Adult Playaway
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Stony Creek/Willoughby Wallace Playaway
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781987146127, 9781987146127, 1987146123
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.4, 19 Points
Lexile measure:
870

Notes

General Note
Title from Playaway label.
General Note
Originally published by Books on Tape⠲018.
General Note
Release date supplied by publisher.
General Note
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
General Note
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Participants/Performers
Performed by Julia Whelan.
Description
Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Westover, T., & Whelan, J. (2018). Educated: a memoir. Unabridged. Solon, OH: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Westover, Tara and Julia Whelan. 2018. Educated: A Memoir. Solon, OH: Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Westover, Tara and Julia Whelan, Educated: A Memoir. Solon, OH: Findaway World, LLC, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Westover, Tara,, and Julia Whelan. Educated: A Memoir. Unabridged. Solon, OH: Findaway World, LLC, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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