We are four months into our online, Virtual Book Club, and I’m having a blast.
Our newest selection is Educated, a Memoir by Tara Westover.
The book is 352 pages.
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Why I Selected Educated, A Memoir
As a former educator and someone who spent twenty years of my life in school, I truly believe in the power of education. This is a story where you root for the underdog, the author of this book, who overcame amazing obstacles in her life.
What is Educated About?
In this remarkable memoir, the author tells of her journey through education, which only begins at the age of 17. Until this point, her father (a Mormon Fundamentalist) had kept her, along with his wife and their seven children “off the grid,” living in rural Idaho, away from doctors, dentists, and teachers. He stockpiled ammunition and hoarded food, waiting for the end of days.
Not only does she break away from this life, she exceeds her wildest expectations, earning a Ph.D. at Cambridge University.
MY PURSE STRINGS EDUCATED, A MEMOIR VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB INFO:
DATE: Wednesday, May 30th
TIME: 8:30 PM (EST) to 10 pm (you can pop in at any time)
PLACE: MYPURSESTRINGS FACEBOOK PAGE
Please RSVP on my Facebook page in the Events section if you are attending, unable to attend, or may attend. Facebook will export the event to your calendar.
To make it easier, click below to RSVP.
HOW DOES MY PURSE STRINGS VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB WORK?
Please read all the Rules here. But you’ll want to: (1) like my Facebook page where the discussion happens (2) subscribe to the blog to receive emails whenever I announce a new book (3) join our Facebook group where we chat about the book selection, recommend books, and discuss all sorts of books in between events. I also post extra tidbits there about the book of the month such as interviews and articles, as well as “book of the day” deals.
To get a better understanding of how the book club works, check out the “Moloka’i” discussion questions and answers from our Book Chat in March. Scroll to the bottom of that blog post to view them. We were so lucky to have the author attend our last book discussion!
To check out our other selections so far, see our list below:
Last month, I raffled off a copy of An American Marriage to one of our book club participants. This month, I will randomly choose a winner of this month’s book selection. Make sure to join the My Purse Strings Virtual Book Club Facebook Group to see how to enter.
Once announced, all My Purse Strings Virtual Book Club books become available in my Amazon shop.