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Author: 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 sal...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780099511021
ISBN-10: 0099511029
Publication Date: 11/1/2018
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Windmill Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 17
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This book was over-hyped and very disappointing. I had a hard time believing many of the things about her life. Though I do believe she was a victim of emotional and physical abuse, the rest of her story is very unrealistic to me. With all the accidents and misfortune that befall the family, I do not believe that her Mother's potions and oils healed everyone and everything. The story of her path to BYU, Cambridge and Harvard seems very unlikely to me. There seem to be pieces missing in the journey.

I understand that this is a memoir and is written from the author's perspective. I'm sure she believes the things she has written, but I don't.