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A Memoir

Tara Westover writes an unforgettable memoir about growing up with little formal education. After one of her older brothers taught her to read, Westover taught herself enough to get a scholarship to attend Brigham Young University. As a student, her eyes were opened to just how unconventional her upbringing was. After earning her bachelor’s degree, Westover went on to receive graduate degrees from Cambridge University. Her story is one of determination and perseverance. Her writing is beautiful with vivid imagery that places the reader firmly in her shoes. There is something for everyone to take away from the experience of reading this book.

Author: Tara Westover
Year of Publishing: 2018
Number of Pages: 368


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  1. MCampos (verified owner)

    Powerful, beautiful memorie. You will be amaze.

  2. pauljohnsonbend (verified owner)

    A must read for anyone seeking meaning in their journey. Highly recommend

  3. alyssakornbrath (verified owner)

    Very captivating story, well written.

  4. SMohler (verified owner)

    As an educator, this book resonates deeply. Everyone should read this.

  5. garciac113 (verified owner)

    Good book. Well written!

  6. Kyramo (verified owner)

    Well written, detailed, and a good read.

  7. Sarah Kellems (verified owner)

    I could not put this book down. It was deeply engaging, and made me think about so many things.

  8. Crystal Robles (verified owner)

    This was an amazing read! Everyone should take the opportunity to read this book. The life story and the growth you get to read about with each chapter is as if you were growing with the author. Feeling all the emotions and pains imagining the uncertainty of what’s to come next was impossible to put down.

  9. BStiller (verified owner)

    An amazing example of inner determination. Tara shares her life, the good, the bad and the ugly with grace and eloquence. She shares her determination to be her best self encouraging the reader to be better too.

  10. vireogirl (verified owner)

    Such a tough book. So many terrible experiences. Twisted truth. Yet laced with the hope of change.

  11. Life-Long-Learner (verified owner)

    Every educator should read this book!

  12. kathyanng (verified owner)

    Tara’s story is captivated and perfectly written!

  13. nnppnn (verified owner)

    Such a great book! I highly recommend it to all.

  14. millspjo (verified owner)

    The details and recounted stories did not seem real for modern times. Initially I checked the authors age and was surprised she grew up in same era and not so far away. Well written, edited, etc.

  15. Jess_Note (verified owner)

    Powerful book!

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