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Please join us this month as we discuss Educated by Tara Westover. Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains
Please join us this month as we discuss Educated by Tara Westover.
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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(Tuesday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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All are welcome to join in the discussion of Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict. New members are always encouraged to participate in our lively meetings. Clara Kelley is not the experienced
All are welcome to join in the discussion of Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict. New members are always encouraged to participate in our lively meetings.
Clara Kelley is not the experienced Irish maid hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, so Clara is pretending to be her — if she can keep up the ruse. Carnegie’s Maid tells the story of a brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie toward philanthropy.
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