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Number-one New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe Bestseller Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama’s Year’s Favorite Books Bill Gates’ Holiday Reading List Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s Award in Autobiography Finalist for the John Leonard Award for Best of the National Book Critics Circle Her household was so remote from the prevailing culture that when one of Tara’s elderly siblings became vicious, there was no one to guarantee that the kids got an education and no one to interfere. Tara chose to seek a fresh kind of existence when another sibling came to college. Her search for understanding turned her into Harvard and Cambridge University, bringing her over oceans and across continents. Only then would she ask if, if there was still a route back, she would have gone too far. 

“Beautiful and propulsive…. Notwithstanding the uniqueness of [Tara Westover’s] adolescence, the issues posed by her novel are profound: how much of ourselves should we offer to those we enjoy? And how much should we force them to develop up?” (Vogue) “Westover has somehow succeeded in capturing not only her unsurpassed outstanding upbringinging, but in making her present condition not so outstanding at all.

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Number-one New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe Bestseller Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama’s Year’s Favorite Books Bill Gates’ Holiday Reading List Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s Award in Autobiography Finalist for the John Leonard Award for Best of the National Book Critics Circle Her household was so remote from the prevailing culture that when one of Tara’s elderly siblings became vicious, there was no one to guarantee that the kids got an education and no one to interfere. Tara chose to seek a fresh kind of existence when another sibling came to college. Her search for understanding turned her into Harvard and Cambridge University, bringing her over oceans and across continents. Only then would she ask if, if there was still a route back, she would have gone too far. 

“Beautiful and propulsive…. Notwithstanding the uniqueness of [Tara Westover’s] adolescence, the issues posed by her novel are profound: how much of ourselves should we offer to those we enjoy? And how much should we force them to develop up?” (Vogue) “Westover has somehow succeeded in capturing not only her unsurpassed outstanding upbringinging, but in making her present condition not so outstanding at all.