A Best Nonfiction Book of 2012: "The Boston Globe,"
"A Best Book of the Year: NPR, "St. Louis Dispatch, Vogue"
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. With no
experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike
more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the
Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington
State--and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style,
sparkling with warmth and humor, "Wild" powerfully captures the
terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all
odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately