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Books in the Afternoon: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Thursday, October 17, 2013  
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for lively discussions of contemporary fiction. This month's selection is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Discussions will be held in the Large Print Room on the First Floor from 1-2 PM, and again from 6-7 PM.

This powerful, blazingly honest memoir tells the story of an 1,100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again. 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: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State--and to do it alone. Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened and ultimately healed her.

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Event fee: Free
Location:
First Floor
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Joanne
412.622.3151
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org