Educated by Tara Westover
Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists who spurned education and medicine, she grew up with no knowledge of the outside world and little exposure to more conventional lifestyles. But she was a survivor herself, intelligent and inquisitive. The particulars of her story are stunning, but it also gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it.
“When you are a librarian you usually have the pulse of what's going to be popular, it's a perk of the job . . . and then you have the sleeper hit books that sneak up and even you, the librarian, can't place a hold! This is one of those books I've been waiting to read, and hearing about how heartbreaking, yet truly inspiring this book is, I excited to share it with you. Having a memoir about perseverance over trauma will start off our year, I think it's the perfect time.” -- Shannon
Copies will be available on the "Read Gather Discuss" display in the lobby approximately 1 month before the discussion.
This book is also available in large print, audio and electronic formats.
- Tuesday, January 28, 2020
- 7:30pm - 8:30pm
- Avenue Flower Shop & Wine Bar, 10632 S. Cicero Ave