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Tara Westover book talk moves to larger venue

From staff reports

The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club welcomes best-selling author Tara Westover to Spokane on Thursday and is moving the event to a larger nearby venue to accommodate ticket demand.

Westover is the author of “Educated,” a critically acclaimed memoir about growing up in a survivalist family in eastern Idaho.

She never went to school, but studied on her own to gain admission to Brigham Young University and then Cambridge and Harvard.

Thursday’s community book club event, scheduled at The Spokesman-Review building downtown, has been moved just across the street to the Bing Crosby Theater, at 901 W. Sprague Ave. The event starts at 7 p.m.

The 5:45 p.m. VIP Author Reception still will be held at the newspaper, in the adjacent Terra Blanca Wine Bar.

Auntie’s Bookstore will have copies of “Educated” available to book club readers before and during the event at a 15 percent discount.

Announced in April, the Westover event sold out quickly and the ticket waiting list has continued to grow.

On Monday night, the book club secured a larger space at the Bing and released tickets to everyone on the waiting list.

Additional tickets also are available at