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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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By (author) Cheryl Strayed

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  • Publisher: Large Print Press
  • Format: Paperback | 621 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 36mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 5 April 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1594136742
  • ISBN 13: 9781594136740
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition

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A Best Nonfiction Book of 2012: "The Boston Globe," "Entertainment Weekly "A Best Book of the Year: NPR, "St. Louis Dispatch, Vogue" 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. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State--and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, "Wild" powerfully 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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Cheryl Strayed is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel "Torch," which was a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award and was selected by "The Oregonian "as one of the top ten books of 2006 by Pacific Northwest authors; a memoir, "Wild"; and "Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar." 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," and "The Sun." Her essays have been included in the Pushcart Prize anthology and twice in "The Best American Essays." She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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"Spectacular. . . . A literary and human triumph." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Strayed's language is so vivid, sharp and compelling that you feel the heat of the desert, the frigid ice of the High Sierra, and the breathtaking power of one remarkable woman finding her way--and herself--one brave step at a time." --"People" (4 stars) "Cinematic. . . . A rich, riveting story. . . . Our verdict: A." --Entertainment Weekly "Pretty much obliterated me. I was reduced, during the book's final third, to puddle-eyed cretinism. . . . As loose and sexy and dark as an early Lucinda Williams song. It's got a punk spirit and makes an earthy and American sound. . . . The cumulative welling up I experienced during "Wild" was partly a response to that too infrequent sight: that of a writer finding her voice, and sustaining it, right in front of your eyes." --Dwight Garner, "The New York Times" "Brave seems like the right word to sum up this woman and her book. . . . Strayed's journey is exceptional." --"San Francisco Chronicle " "One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years. . . . "Wild "is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and brilliantly written, and I think it's destined to be loved by a lot of people, men and women, for a very long time." --Nick Hornby "Devastating and glorious. . . . By laying bare a great unspoken truth of adulthood--that many things in life don't turn out the way you want them to, and that you can and must live through them anyway--"Wild" feels real in many ways that many books about 'finding oneself' . . . do not." --"Slate " "Incisive and telling. . . . [Strayed] has the ineffable gift every writer longs for of saying exactly what she means in lines that are both succinct and poetic. . . . an inborn talent for articulating angst and the gratefulness that comes when we overcome it." --"The Washington Post " "Vivid, touching and ultimately inspiring acc