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 faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor,Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 08 / 2018
What an inspirational story this is!! Whether you think Cheryl is crazy or brave or both . . . this book had me ready to buy some boots ha ha. The movie is great also but the book has more background information about her family and what drove her to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from California through to Washington. A similar story to read is 'A Walk in the Woods' by Bill Bryson. - Allison (QBD)