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Book Club!

Welcome to the Yale Club of Georgia Book Club! We meet monthly — or close to monthly — at different members’ homes and read a variety of fiction and nonfiction books chosen by the members.

Our next meeting will be July 24, 2018. Please contact us for the address or to be put on our mailing list for future book club meetings.

Next selection: “Educated: A Memoir,” by Tara Westover

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An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University  .If [J. D.] Vance’s memoir offered street-heroin-grade drama, [Tara] Westover’s is carfentanil, the stuff that tranquilizes elephants. The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing. . . . By the end, Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.