Tara Westover

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Tara Westover

Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK. She was born in Idaho to a father who was opposed to public education and was never in school. She spent her days working for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife, in her father's junkyard, or stewing herbs. She first set foot in a classroom when she was seventeen, and after that first taste, she pursued learning for the next decade. In 2008, she received a BA from Brigham Young Uni... versity, and was later awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil in 2009 from Trinity College, Cambridge, and was a visiting fellow at Harvard University in 2010. She returned to Cambridge, where in 2014 she received a PhD in History.READ MORE

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