Crone on the Move
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- A Memoir
- By: Tara Westover
- Narrated by: Julia Whelan
- Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Tara Westover was 17 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. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.
The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains
- By Darwin8u on 03-28-18
I thought this story had potential from what I heard about the book. Overall, I was disappointed. The author gets stuck and goes on and on over the same issues and doesn't seem to grow. That's Ok, but the story could be told much quicker. Also, I felt like the author was striving to be a writer and similes, metaphors and analogies felt stilted, forced and lacking in creativity. I finished the book because I kept hoping for true enlightenment and personal growth. I never felt the author arrived there.
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