When is nonfiction better than fiction?
When the writer makes you feel like you lived it alongside her...When you are happily exhausted and you did none of the work....When you "Can't-Put-It-Down."
The name "Cheryl Strayed," is a chosen name which captures the reality and the spirit of the story. At 23, Cheryl was on the verge of the abyss emotionally and literally when she hikes, ALONE, 1,000 miles on the Pacific Coast Trail from Mojave to Oregon. She sought relief from loss of her mother, her husband, her values and her life as she knew it.
Lives are changed in the wilderness!
She encounted beautiful nature, a rapist, a philosopher, scientists, lost hippies, wild animals, thirst, injuries, hunger, penury, fear, great sex, kind people and resolution of her angst. It almost gets the reader into hiking shoes and out the door! While reading it I wondered if this book would have a sad ending, because of Cheryl's many adversities. I can assure you the ending is very happy and well worth the hike!
There are many copies available in Oakland Public Library. Call your Branch Library and place your hold today!
See Cheryl Strayed and Oprah!