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Educated : a memoir

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  • Author: Westover, Tara
    Contributor: Whelan, Julia
    Edition: Unabridged
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    2018
    Summary:

    Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

    Contents:
    • Choose the good
    • The midwife
    • Cream shoes
    • Apache women
    • Honest dirt
    • Shield and buckler
    • The Lord will provide
    • Tiny harlots
    • Perfect in his generations
    • Shield of feathers
    • Instinct
    • Fish eyes
    • Silence in the churches
    • My feet no longer touch Earth
    • No more a child
    • Disloyal man, disobedient heaven
    • To keep it holy
    • Blood and feathers
    • In the beginning
    • Recitals of the fathers
    • Skullcap
    • What we whispered and what we screamed
    • I'm from Idaho
    • A knight, errant
    • The work of sulphur
    • Waiting for moving water
    • If I were a woman
    • Pygmalion
    • Graduation
    • The hand of the almighty
    • Tragedy then farce
    • A brawling woman in a wide house
    • Sorcery of physics
    • The substance of things
    • West of the sun
    • Four long arms, whirling
    • Gambling for redemption
    • Family
    • Watching the buffalo
    • Educated.
    Original Publisher: New York, NY, [Westminster, MD], Random House Audio, Books on Tape
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780525528050, 0525528059, 9780525528074, 0525528075