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DIESEL, A Bookstore presents the Indie Next List for March 2018

 
  The best new books this month chosen by us and other
independent booksellers across the country.
 
 
 
 
THIS MONTH'S #1 INDIE NEXT LIST PICK...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educated: A Memoir
By Tara Westover

(Random House, 9780399590504, $28)

"Tara Westover is barely 30; could she really write a necessary and timely memoir already? Absolutely. Raised largely 'off the grid' in rural Idaho--without school, doctor visits, a birth certificate, or even a family consensus on the date of her birth--Tara nevertheless decides she wants to go to college. This is a story in two parts: First, Tara's childhood working in a dangerous scrapyard alongside her six siblings, her survivalist father, and her mother, a conflicted but talented midwife and healer, while fearing Y2K and the influence of the secular world; then, her departure from her mountain home to receive an education. Both halves of her story are equally fascinating. Educated is a testament to Tara's brilliance and tenacity, a bittersweet rendering of how family relationships can be cruel or life-saving, and a truly great read from the first page to the last."

--Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC

 

 
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