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Educated: A Memoir

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Educated: A Memoir

An memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and also goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, was seventeen when the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family stays so isolated from mainstream society that there no one to ensure the children received an education. No one intervines when Tara´s older brother became in violent. When another brother go 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.

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Weight0.4 lbs
Dimensions9.45 × 6.69 × 0.5 in
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