WCLA Book Club - Sep 15 2019

"Educated" by Tara Westover

The WCLA Book Club is open to all Wellesley alumnae and includes a wide range of ages. The Club meets one Sunday a month. We read a wide variety of genres and try to keep a good mix of fiction and nonfiction. Books and dates for each month are picked at the preceding month's meeting. Anyone who wants to be added to the book club distribution list is welcome to join! Our September meeting is Sunday September 15th at 1PM in the Central Court at LACMA (between the book store and the LACMA Cafe).

For September, we've picked the memoir Educated by Tara Westover. We will be meeting on September 15th at 1PM in the usual location (the central court at LACMA) as long as there is still seating available there. The construction project in that area of the museum and the closure of the LACMA Cafe mean that our usual tables and chairs may soon be removed. There is additional seating around the LACMA entrance area, including by the Levitated Mass exhibit, so we'll relocate there if necessary. If you come to the July meeting and can't locate us, make sure to call my cell (323-336-5391)
 
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An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University


Here's a brief blurb: 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.
 
Please note that if it's too cold to sit outside, the book club will meet inside the LACMA Cafe.

Parking: Either in the LACMA garage ($12) or street parking around LACMA at meters which on Sundays are typically free.

RSVP: Ottavia Montingelli



 

When:

1:00PM - 3:00PM Sun 15 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Pacific )

Where:

LACMA, Central Court, between the LACMA Cafe and the bookstore
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA

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