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Wild

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A moving and inspiring gift for the holiday season.

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.

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston GlobeEntertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch 

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 02, 2012 – In the summer of 1995, at age 26 and feeling at the end of her rope emotionally, Strayed resolved to hike solo the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,663-mile wilderness route stretching from the Mexican border to the Canadian and traversing nine mountain ranges and three states. In this detailed, in-the-moment re-enactment, she delineates the travails and triumphs of those three grueling months. Living in Minneapolis, on the verge of divorcing her husband, Strayed was still reeling from the sudden death four years before of her mother from cancer; the ensuing years formed an erratic, confused time like a crackling Fourth of July sparkler. Hiking the trail helped decide what direction her life would take, even though she had never seriously hiked or carried a pack before. Starting from Mojave, Calif., hauling a pack she called the Monster because it was so huge and heavy, she had to perform a dead lift to stand, and then could barely make a mile an hour. Eventually she began to experience a kind of strange, abstract, retrospective fun, meeting the few other hikers along the way, all male; jettisoning some of the weight from her pack and burning books she had read; and encountering all manner of creature and acts of nature from rock slides to snow. Her account forms a charming, intrepid trial by fire, as she emerges from the ordeal bruised but not beaten, changed, a lone survivor.

Customer Reviews

Captivated from the opening line!

Saw the movie and wasn’t impressed and I love Reece Witherspoon as an actress. I just wasn’t captivated like I thought I’d be with a title called “Wild”. Decided to give the book a try and I read it in a week! From the opening line, I was hook line and sinker! I felt like I was on the trail, living my life out there with Cheryl and the others she came across. So descriptive and intelligent story telling and unlike any other book I’ve read. I’ll be holding on to this one for awhile! It’s so hard to let go of a good read once it’s over. I find myself wondering what it would feel like if I set out to hike the PCT. Thank you for inspiring a dream and for ending the book so gracefully. I hate endings but really this is a beginning. LOVE!!!

Wild!

Pretty good read!

Fantastic book

I was hooked from chapter one to the end. I’m not a book guy but when I find the right book I will cruise right through it. The book is really well written and left me wanting to pack my backpack and go exploring

Wild
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Mar 20, 2012
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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