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Educated: a memoir
(Westover, Tara )
"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 salvaged in her father's junkyard. The 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. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. (Large Print)
Genre(s):
Nonfiction
Women Idaho -- Biography
Survivalism
Home schooling
Mormons
Adult children of dysfunctional families

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493 p

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Egg and I, The
(MacDonald, Betty)
The author relates the joys and frustration of life on a poultry farm in the mountains of Washington State.
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Nonfiction
Biography
Farm life
Washington State

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Kit Level: Adult

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Emily, alone
(O'Nan, Stewart,)
Newly independent widow Emily Maxwell dreams of visits by grandchildren and mourns changes in her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood before realizing an inner strength to pursue developing opportunities
Genre(s):
Fiction, Older Women, Widows

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255 p

Kit Level: Adult

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End of your life book club, The
(Schwalbe, Will.)
The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close
Genre(s):
Nonfiction; Educators United States -- Biography
Cancer Patients United States -- Biography
Cancer Patients Family relationships United States


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Endurance: a year in space, a lifetime of discovery
(Kelly, Scott)
The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressurization or colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on another mission, his twin brother's wife, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and passion resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging step in American spaceflight.
Genre(s):
Nonfiction -
Astronauts United States -- Biography
Space flights -- Biography

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423 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Everyone brave is forgiven (Hardback)
(Cleave, Chris)
"Set in London during the years 1939-1942, when citizens had a slim hope of survival, much less victory; and on the strategic island of Malta, which was daily devastated by the Axis barrage, Everyone Brave is Forgiven features little-known history and a perfect wartime love story inspired by the real-life love letters between Chris Cleave's grandparents. This dazzling novel dares us to understand that, against the great theater of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs that change us most." - publisher.
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Socialites England London -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 England London -- Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction THIS KIT CONTAINS HARDBACK BOOKS

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424 p

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