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Adult Book Club Online - "Educated"

November's selection is the popular memoir Educated by Tara Westover:

Tara Westover was 17 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 in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. 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 one of Tara's older brothers became violent. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed 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. 

Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that 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. Educated was named Nonfiction Book of the Year by the American Booksellers Association, longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Award and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, Winner of two Audie Awards for Autobiography/Memoir and Best Female Narrator, and was on Bill Gates' Holiday Reading List, among many other honors.


The Hooksett Library Book Club is currently meeting online via the secure Jitsi Meet service (available to use for free on mobile devices with the app, or directly on any internet browser). Book Club Online is open to GMILCS consortium cardholders. Please note that, due to size restrictions, when we resume meeting in the library building (not currently) the group is now limited for new members to Hooksett Cardholders. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact us through our Live Chat Service, call 603-485-6092 or text 661-446-5378 (661-HOOKSET), or email us at <hplbooks@hooksettlibrary.orgfor additional information. 

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