Book Club: Educated by Tara Westover 2018

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Book Club: Educated by Tara Westover 2018

Monday, March 2 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Free
“Educated” by Tara Westover – 2018

Presented by John Godfrey and Alexander Sarra-Davies

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. 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 one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform 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. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

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Date:
Monday, March 2
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Cost:
Free

Venue

Upper Library
4 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E1 Canada
Phone:
416-978-2895

Organizer

Massey College
Phone:
416-978-2895
Email:
porter@masseycollege.ca
Website:
https://www.masseycollege.ca
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