A young book editor embarks on a relationship with an older, prize-winning novelist in Manhattan. This bold, innovative collision of form, tone, and style ingeniously juxtaposes dreamworld alongside harsh reality.
In this searing, vividly told memoir, Westover writes of growing up in a survivalist, religious fundamentalist family in the isolated Idaho mountains. Hers is an intense story of how she went from being birthed and schooled at home to earning her PhD from Cambridge University.
This massive, spectacular biography isn’t just for Republicans or Reagan fans. Its novelistic approach is backed up with deep scholarship and original research, and its prose is by turns colorful and gripping.