Boston Readers - Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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. 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.

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  • A former member
    A former member


    I just moved to Boston and would love to stop by to listen in tomorrow evening--I'm new to the book club world, but I love to read and thought this sounded like a fun way to meet more Bostonians!

    August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will be at work later than I thought and might not be able to make it tonight--looking forward to meeting you all at the next meet-up!

      August 20, 2013

    • Anna

      Hi Dana, Welcome to Boston! The next book will be announced soon. Hope to see you next time. Anna

      August 22, 2013

  • Anna

    I'll be there a lil late listening in. Looking forward to seeing you all again! ~Anna

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Katherine M.

    I would love to be there, since it's my recommendation. But I'll be out of town this day!! Enjoy and let me know what you guys think of it.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've wanted to read this book - thanks for choosing it!

    July 26, 2013

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