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Educated by Tara Westover
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Tara Westover struck gold with her first book and first Goodreads Choice Award win for Educated. The memoir has spent more than half a year on The New York Times' bestsellers list and was heralded by Barack Obama as a "remarkable memoir of a young woman raised in a survivalist family in Idaho who strives for education while still showing great understanding and love for the world she leaves behind."

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Educated by Tara Westover
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