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Educated: A Memoir – Summer Book Discussion in Lincoln Park
May 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Save the dates to join us beginning in late May for lively monthly book discussions that explore important spiritual, social and cultural topics. Discussions will take place on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and meet on the northwest quadrant of Lincoln Park near the Farmers Market. Most or all of these should be available at local libraries and book stores, but we will have a copy of each book available for loan in the library by May 21. Pilgrim Church is the backup location in the event of rain.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover (2018)
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. 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. (Amazon.com)