Wild
Wild
From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Cheryl Strayed



We loved this book for many reasons. Cheryl Strayed is smart, introspective, bad-ass, and loves books. She proves to her readers that it's often only in hindsight that we take the time to carefully reflect on our lives, finally seeing the trail through the forest. —Recommended by Stacey and Linda, City Lights Publishers

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than "an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise." But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

Title Wild
Subtitle From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Author Cheryl Strayed
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 26 March 2013
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 315 p.
ISBN-10 0307476073
ISBN-13 9780307476074
Publication Date 26 March 2013
Main content page count 315
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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