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Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found (Paperback)
  • Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found (Paperback)

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 01/01/2013
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"At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet. Strayed's account captures the agonies - both mental and physical - of her incredible journey; how it maddened and terrified her, and how, ultimately, it healed her. Wild is a brutal memoir of survival, grief and redemption: a searing portrayal of life at its lowest ebb and at its highest tide."

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9780857897756

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'Wild' is totally absorbing, well-written and inspirational. It made me laugh and cry, and I was sorry to reach the end of it. The account of the author's hike is gripping, and the personal back-story... More

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28th May 2013
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“An Inspirational Memoir.”

What happens when you decide to do The Pacific Coast Trail (1100 miles of mountains and rough terrain) with no hiking experience and a shed load of an emotional baggage after the death of your mother? This book!... More

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7th March 2015
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“Good Personal Memoir”

As Strayed sets off the Pacific Coast Trail, not only is her physical pack huge and heavy, but her metaphorical baggage is too. Her violent father left when she was six; her mother died of cancer when she was 22; she... More

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2nd February 2014
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