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Tomorrow is my monthly Great Book Club (GBC) meeting, and I’m finally settling down to read Tara Westover’s memoir, Educated.

I’ve put it off to the last minute because I know enough about the book to hesitate reading another work of the “Unaware Parents Abuse Children and Think Nothing of It” genre. Consider The Glass Castle, The Poisonwood Bible, and the real-life saga of the Willis Clan. I’m told Educated is worse.

In addition to family sagas of desperation, I’ve read memoirs about Western women who get involved with Middle Eastern men to their disadvantage. Or various religions in our own country that are controlling and abusive when family members wish to leave.

I’ll read Educated, but I’m thinking it’s the last of its genre. At least for a while.

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