Cheryl StrayedFiction, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20141205, 20130823
At just twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed made the impulsive decision to trek the 1100 mile Pacific Crest Trail, alone, and without any previous experience. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail took over twenty years to write and has since been selected by Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and released as a film by Reese Witherspoon's production company. Strayed reads from this memoir and also talks about her 2006 novel Torch and her 2012 book Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection featuring her “Dear Sugar” advice columns.
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