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september, 2019

wed11sep6:30 pm7:30 pmBook Club6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Book Club

Time

(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

17906 S Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746
310.327.4830

Event Details

Join our book club discussion on the second Wednesday of every month. For the month of September, we will 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. 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 an older brother became violent.

Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest 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.

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

For adults

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