‘A fantastic story, and in point of fact inspiring. The type of book everyone will enjoy. IT’S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU’VE HEARD.’ – Bill Gates
Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE
THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER
Tara Westover and her circle of relatives grew up preparing for the End of Days but, in step with the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t imagine in hospitals.
As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she came upon both the transformative power of education, and the associated fee she had to pay for it.
· From considered one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019
· Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers’ Awards
· Advisable as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe