Some women deal with a life crisis by splurging on something expensive
or updating their appearance. Cheryl Strayed, however, hikes the Pacific
Crest trail…alone...with no former backpacking experience. A memoir
about a woman’s grief and her mission to come to peace with a divorce
and the death of her mother, Wild is powerful and profoundly honest.
You will feel the suspense, the heart-break, and the overwhelming joy
that comes with trying something so bold and gutsy after going through a
time when just getting out of bed was a struggle.
A Hudson Booksellers Best Book of 2012.
“The inspiring story of Strayed's solo journey on the Pacific Crest Trail snags you from the beginning and keeps you engaged the whole way through. It was a bold move considering that she had no backpacking experience prior to her trip, but in the years following her mother's death and the subsequent dissolution of her family, Strayed was no stranger to bold moves. The challenges, both external and internal, that she endures while on the trail are balanced with stories about her life leading up to her brave decision to hike alone for months in the rugged Western wilderness. This is a story of survival in every sense of the word, and one that will stick with you long after you finish reading.”
— Deborah Castorina, Waucoma Bookstore, Hood River, OR