An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. ITS EVEN BETTER THAN YOUVE 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 A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent) ________________________ Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didnt exist. She hadnt been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because shed never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didnt believe 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 discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. ________________________ * From one of TIME magazines 100 most influential people of 2019 * Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers Awards * Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe