Book Club

"Educated" by Tara Westover

Meeting Date: March 12, 2020

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 University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Upcoming Selections & Meeting Dates

  • April 23, 2020: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • May 21, 2020: We Are Water by Wally Lamb

Past Selections

  • January 2020: Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
  • October 2019: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • September 2019: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • May 2019: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  • April 2019: The Dionne Years: A Thirties Melodrama by Pierre Berton
  • February 2019: All They Will Call You by Tim Hernandez
  • January 2019: There There by Tommy Orange
  • November 2018: Immortal Irishman by Tim Egan
  • September 2018: Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance
  • May 2018: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • April 2018: The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • March 2018: The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
  • January 2018: Barkskins by Annie Proulx
  • December 2017: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  • October 2017: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  • September 2017: Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
  • May 2017: The Green Road by Anne Enright
  • March/April 2017: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • February 2017: Wintering by Peter Geye
  • January 2017: 11-22-63 by Stephen King