BAW Book Group April 2019 Title: Educated by Tara Westover | Congregation Beth Am

BAW Book Group April 2019 Title: Educated by Tara Westover

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.

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her 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 one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. 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.

RSVP by Monday, April 1 to Irene at (650) 948-9451 for the 1:30 PM meeting and to Faith at (650) 325-2533 for the 7:30 PM meeting. For more information about this meeting or the Beth Am Women Book Group, email bawgroups@betham.org.

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