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Mar 20, 2001
| ISBN 9780385720441
Jan 12, 2011
| ISBN 9780307773906
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Mar 20, 2001 | ISBN 9780385720441
Jan 12, 2011 | ISBN 9780307773906
Fans of Educated by Tara Westover are sure to fall for this “beautifully written” narrative (The New York Times Book Review) of self-discovery and personal triumph from the author of the Pulitzer Prize–nominated memoir In the Wilderness.Here is the story of how an intelligent and passionate young woman, yearning for an understanding of the world beyond her insular family life, found her way. On the day of her 1976 high school graduation in Lewiston, Idaho, Kim Barnes decided she could no longer abide the patriarchal domination of family and church. After a disagreement with her father–a logger and fervent adherent to the Pentecostal Christian faith–she gathered her few belongings and struck out on her own. She had no skills and no funds, but she had the courage and psychological sturdiness to make her way, and to eventually survive the influence of a man whose dominance was of a different and more menacing sort. Hungry for the World is a classic story of the search for knowledge and its consequences, both dire and beautiful.
Kim Barnes is the author of two memoirs and two previous novels, including A Country Called Home, which received the 2009 PEN Center USA Literary Award in fiction and was named a best book of 2008 by The Washington Post,… More about Kim Barnes
“Beautifully written … We read her story and bleed for her.” —The New York Times Book Review “It is refreshing to read such a moving story of human regeneration.” —Fort Worth Star Telegram
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