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      May Book Club - Educated by Tara Westover in Tallahassee

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      May 23, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      1123 Thomasville Road
      Tallahassee, Florida 32303

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      May Book Club - Educated by Tara Westover

      All are welcome to join us for our May book club discussion of the memoir EDUCATED by Tara Westover. This best selling book will be available at Midtown Reader at 10% off leading up to book club. Due to scheduling conflicts, this month's book club will be on Thursday evening, rather than our typical Wednesday evening. We hope you will all still be able to join us for refreshments and engaging conversation with your fellow book lovers!

      "Tara Westover was seventeen 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. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. 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 Tara’s older brother 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."

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