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Tuesdays @ Two
October 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)
This month we will read and discuss Educated by Tara Westover.
The Tuesdays @ Two Book Club is for people who love to read and discuss books. It is a convenient book club that meets in the afternoon always the last Tuesday of the month at two o’clock. This club is a collaboration with the Talking Book Library and the Traverse Area District Library.
DB 90188 (This is the number for the Braille and Audio Reading Download available to patrons of the Talking Book Library)
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 summershe stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervenewhen one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform 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. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 921 WES