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  1. Tara Westover is a young woman who was raised in rural Idaho on her parents' property (it's too much to call it a farm). The father and mother both embraced an extreme version of apocalyptic religion (allegedly Mormon in origin, but the beliefs don't have much in common with any Mormon beliefs I know about). They were constantly afraid of government getting its claws into them and everyone constituted an arm of government (doctors, hospitals, etc.), so that the were "home schooled" (not much schooling took place) and preparing for the end of the world, where they would be the only people wit
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