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Vale book club studies ‘Educated,’ a tale of a re-invented life

Books on the Vale Book Club's reading list can be checked out at the Vale Library. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

“Educated,” by Tara Westover, will be discussed by the Vale Book Club at 7 p.m. Thursday at the home of Carol Spears, 683 Cottage St. S.

Named one of the 10 best books of 2018 by the New York Times, “Educated” is the story of Westover, who was 17 when she first 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 metal in her father’s junkyard.

Her father distrusted . . .