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    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) (Hardback) By (author) Cheryl Strayed

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    DescriptionOprah's Book Club 2.0 selection. 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.


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    Title
    Wild
    Subtitle
    From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cheryl Strayed
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 315
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307592736
    ISBN 10: 0307592731
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, WSZC, BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBW
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    DC22: 813/.6
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, FAM014000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV025130, TRV001000
    B&T Approval Code: A16760000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MOUNTN
    B&T Approval Code: R09504000, A11464600
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SPO018000, BIO026000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TRV034000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    LC classification: PS3619.T744 Z46 2012
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WTH, SZC, DNC, DNB, JBSF1, WTL, WTHA
    Illustrations note
    1 MAP
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    20 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Cheryl Strayed is the author of "Tiny Beautiful Things" "Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar "and the novel" Torch. "Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including "The New York Times Magazine," "The Washington Post Magazine," "Vogue," "The Rumpus," "Self," "The Missouri Review," "The Sun, "and" The Best American Essays." She lives in Portland, Oregon. www.cherylstrayed.com
    Review quote
    "A rich, riveting true story . . . During her grueling three-month journey, Strayed circled around black bears and rattlesnakes, fought extreme dehydration by drinking oily gray pond water, and hiked in boots made entirely of duct tape. Reading her matter-of-fact take on love and grief and the soul-saving quality of a Snapple lemonade, you can understand why Strayed has earned a cult following as the author of Dear Sugar, a popular advice column on therumpus.net. . . . With its vivid descriptions of beautiful but unforgiving terrain, "Wild" is a cinematic story, but Strayed's book isn't really about big, cathartic moments. The author never 'finds herself' or gets healed. When she reaches the trail's end, she buys a cheap ice cream cone and continues down the road. . . . It's hard to imagine anything more important than taking one step at a time. That's endurance, and that's what Strayed understands, almost 20 years later. As she writes, 'There was only one [option], I knew. To keep walking.' Our verdict: A." --Melissa Maerz, "Entertainment Weekly" "Strayed's journey was as transcendent as it was turbulent. She faced down hunger, thirst, injury, fatigue, boredom, loss, bad weather, and wild animals. Yet she also reached new levels of joy, accomplishment, courage, peace, and found extraordinary companionship." --Marjorie Kehe, "Christian Science Monitor" "It's not very manly, the topic of weeping while reading. Yet for a book critic tears are an occupational hazard. Luckily, perhaps, books don't make me cry very often. Turning pages, I'm practically Steve McQueen. Strayed's memoir, "Wild," however, pretty much obliterated me. I was reduced, during her book's final third, to puddle-eyed cretinism. I like to read in coffee shops, and I began to receive concerned glances from matronly women, the kind of looks that said, 'Oh, honey.' To mention all this does Strayed a bit of a disservice, because there's nothing cloying about "Wild." It's uplifting, but no