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Publisher Description

In her debut novel, the bestselling author of Wild weaves a searing and luminous tale of a family's grief after unexpected loss.

"Work hard. Do good. Be incredible!" is the advice Teresa Rae Wood shares with the listeners of her local radio show, Modern Pioneers, and the advice she strives to live by every day. She has fled a bad marriage and rebuilta life with her children, Claire and Joshua, and their caring stepfather, Bruce. Their love for each other binds them as a family through the daily struggles of making ends meet. But when they received unexpected news that Teresa, only 38, is dying of cancer, their lives all begin to unravel and drift apart. Strayed's intimate portraits of these fully human characters in a time of crisis show the varying truths of grief, forgiveness, and the beautiful terrors of learning how to keep living.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
October 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Scrabble Sue ,

Not a fan of this book

I have loved all of Cheryl Strayed’s non-fiction, and thought I would love this as well, but had to force myself to finish it—then wondered why I bothered. There was some fabulous imagery, especially at the start, and life in a very small town was well drawn, but by the end of the book, I just didn’t care, and the caring is what made Strayed’s non-fiction works so compelling and wise and memorable.

Czimm258 ,

Torch

Thank You Cheryl for such a deeply moving, sad yet uplifting novel. I couldn't put it down. I look forward to reading many more books from you!

Loo boogie ,

Torch

Second book I've read by Cheryl Strayed, both of them were amazing reads! I can't wait to read another one of her books.

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