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Feminist Book Club: Educated

Submitted by liza_12 on Thu, 09/23/2021 - 9:36am

Calling all feminists! Join ABC's feminist book club to discuss Tara Westover's powerful memoir, Educated.  

All are welcome! Free! Just read the book and join on Zoom--details below.  Purchase your copy below.

Asbury Book Cooperative is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ABC Feminist Book Club
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About the Book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER - One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

 

"Extraordinary . . . an act of courage and self-invention."--The New York Times

 

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW - ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR - BILL GATES'S HOLIDAY READING LIST - FINALIST: National Book Critics Circle's Award In Autobiography and John Leonard Prize For Best First Book - PEN/Jean Stein Book Award - Los Angeles Times Book Prize

 

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.

 

"Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Westover's] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?"--Vogue

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post - O: The Oprah Magazine - Time - NPR - Good Morning America - San Francisco Chronicle - The Guardian - The Economist Financial Times - Newsday - New York Post - theSkimm - Refinery29 - Bloomberg - Self - Real Simple - Town & Country - Bustle - Paste - Publishers Weekly - Library Journal - LibraryReads - Book Riot - Pamela Paul, KQED - New York Public Library

Event date: 
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
623 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018