Western Lit: A Fantastic New Memoir Reflects on an Isolated Upbringing in a Survivalist Mormon Family

Tara Westover’s astonishing debut memoir, Educated, chronicles how she grew up on a southern Idaho mountain in a survivalist Mormon family, never setting foot in school—but eventually earned her doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge. “There’s a sense of sovereignty that comes from life on a mountain, a perception of privacy and isolation, […]