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SOLD OUT: Book Club - Educated by Tara Westover

  • THE KO 1/14 Lambert Avenue Newtown Australia (map)

Join us for our very first Book Club at THE KO for a night of wine, cheese and thoughtful literary discussion. Our first book will be the extraordinary memoir Educated by Tara Westover, selected as the New York Times book of the year.

About the book:

An extraordinary memoir about a woman's discovery of education, its transformative power and the price she has to pay for it.

Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to 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 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.

  • Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers' Awards

  • Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe

    'A memoir to stand alongside the classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ... compelling and ultimately joyous' Sunday Times

To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone we will be keeping groups small with a maximum of 12 attendees in each group. In the event of a sold out group we will look to add another date in the month for a second group. To register your interest in joining Book Club or for any queries, please email us at

Further Reading:

New York Times review
The Guardian review
Conversations with Richard Fidler

Event details:

When: Thursday August 22nd

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

What to bring: Your copy of the book, we provide everything else!

What’s provided: Delicious cheese and refreshments as well as complimentary wine from our friends at Scotchman’s Hill, we will also provide a structured format for the evening to generate discussion.

Cost: $20 for non-members / $18 for coworking members

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