In Tara Westover’s acclaimed memoir Educated, she recalls her Grandma-over-in-town baking Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies, and she shares her grandmother’s recipe for book clubs and readers to enjoy.
I was spending the afternoon with Grandma-over-in-town. I’d had a bath that morning, even though it wasn’t Sunday, and I’d put on special clothes with no holes or stains so that, scrubbed and polished, I could sit in Grandma’s kitchen and watch her make pumpkin cookies. The autumn sun poured in through gossamer curtains and onto marigold tiles, giving the whole room an amber glow.
Excerpted from Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Copyright © 2018 Tara Westover. Reprinted by arrangement with Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.
In the tradition of The Glass Castle, Educated is an unforgettable memoir of a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
“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.”
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