On Thursday, April 25, we will gather in the church library to discuss our current book. “Educated,” a memoir by Tara Westover.
Here’s what Goodreads has to say:
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.
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.
You can read more about the book here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35133922-educated?ac=1&from_search=true
Feel free to come and discuss the book whether you’ve finished it or not. (Yes. Homemade cookies are often available – or Girl Scout cookies. You can bring your lunch, too.)