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Discuss: WILD: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

  • Jan 10, 2013 · 7:00 PM
A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. (Wow! Sounds great!) This is still on the best seller lists, so Bookshop Santa cruz gives us  30% off! No 10% discount this time!
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: 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. 

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. Come and talk about the book that everyone's talking about!

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  • Meredith


    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was wonderful to connect and gab with other voracious readers!

    January 11, 2013

  • Meredith

    I was in Bookshop SC today, and Wild is not on the bestseller list this week--so ask for it at 10% off, the book group discount. Or wait a week and it may be on the bestseller list again, in which case you can get it at 30% off.

    December 11, 2012

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