Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

ISBN-10: 0307592731
ISBN-13: 9780307592736
Edition: 2012
Authors: Cheryl Strayed
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Description: A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again. At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of  More...

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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again. At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's devastating death, her family scattered, and her own marriage was soon destroyed. 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. Gorgeously told, sparkling with warmth and humor,Wildis the vivid story of a young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

Cheryl Strayed, n�e Nyland, was born on September 17, 1968 in Spangler, Pennsylvania. She is an American memoirist, novelist and essayist. Her second book, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail was published in the United States on March 20, 2012, and has been translated into more than thirty languages. It made the New York Times Bestseller list and was optioned for film rights by Reese Witherspoon even before it was published. The film is scheduled to be released in 2014. Strayed's first book, the novel Torch, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in February 2006. She attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating magna cum laude with a double major in English and Women's Studies. A long-time feminist activist, Strayed served on the first board of directors for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Author's Note
Map
Prologue
The Ten Thousand Things
The Ten Thousand Things
Splitting
Hunching in a Remotely Upright Position
Tracks
The Pacific Crest Trail, Volume 1: California
Tracks
A Bull in Both Directions
The Only Girl in the Woods
Range of Light
Corvidology
Staying Found
Range of Light
Wild
The Lou Out of Lou
This Far
The Accumulation of Trees
Wild
Box of Rain
Box of Rain
Mazama
Into a Primal Gear
Queen of the PCT
The Dream of a Common Language
Acknowledgments
Books Burned on the PCT

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