Tara Westover: Educated
Tara Westover, #1 NYT bestselling author of Educated, is this year's North Central Regional Library's NCRL Reads author. Educated is 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
Educated has been named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, O: The Oprah Magazine, Time, NPR, Good Morning America, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The Economist, Bloomberg, Self, Real Simple, Bustle, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookRiot and more; is one of President Obama's favorite books of the year; finalist for the National Book Critics Circle's Award; finalist for the Pen/Jean Stein Book award.
Raised largely 'off the grid' in rural Idaho - without school, doctor visits, a birth certificate, or even a family consensus on the date of her birth - Tara nevertheless decides she wants to go to college.