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La Jolla Reads!
La Jolla Riford Library and Warwick's present LA JOLLA READS! Our local version of "One Book, One San Diego". Every four months we will choose a different title for everyone to enjoy. What a great way to get everyone in the community talking about the same book! The library has ordered extra copies of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. If you find you can’t wait to get your hands on it, Warwick’s is offering 20% off.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:00pm at the La Jolla Riford/Library!
Happy reading everyone!
EDUCATED: A MEMOIR
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 Unversity, Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it.
"Heart-wrenching...a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives."
- Amy Chua, The New York Times Book Review