9th Week Thursday, June 4 at 12:30 p.m.
Spring Term's book is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Bring your lunch and join us in the library for an engaging conversation about the book and author. Have you already read the book? Join us anyway; we'd love to hear your thoughts.
“At age 26, following the death of her mother, divorce, and a run of reckless behavior, Cheryl Strayed found herself alone near the foot of the Pacific Crest Trail—inexperienced, over-equipped, and desperate to reclaim her life. Wild tracks Strayed's personal journey on the PCT through California and Oregon, as she comes to terms with devastating loss and her unpredictable reactions to it. While readers looking for adventure or a naturalist's perspective may be distracted by the emotional odyssey at the core of the story, Wild vividly describes the grueling life of the long-distance hiker, the ubiquitous perils of the PCT, and its peculiar community of wanderers.
Others may find her unsympathetic—just one victim of her own questionable choices. But Strayed doesn't want sympathy, and her confident prose stands on its own, deftly pulling both threads into a story that inhabits a unique zone between wilderness tale and personal-redemption memoir.” Amazon Best Book of the Month, March 2012 — Jon Foro
“An addictive, gorgeous book that not only entertains but leaves us the better for having read it.”
— The Boston Globe
“One of the most original, heartbreaking, and beautiful American memoirs in years.” — NPR Books
Their are multiple copies of the book available at the circulation desk in the library.
Mary McNally (x7816)