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Would you love to have your very own signed copy of Wild? We're giving away 15 of them to CADL cardholders! Enter by filling out the form below; winners will be chosen at random on Wednesday, May 15.
And two more lucky winners will be drawn in-person during Cheryl's Skype visit, one at the Haslett branch and one at South Lansing.
The online contest runs Monday, May 6-Wednesday, May 15
Wild is a hiking memoir in all but the most important sense. The book is structured around Strayed’s 1100 mile trek up the Pacific Crest Trail and her discoveries along the way. Woefully underprepared and overpacked, she came to the end of her hike a physical wreck, battered and beaten, more than half her toenails lost to boots a size too small. Her real journey, and the real subject of the book, was one of spiritual and psychological growth. In well-paced, devastating flashbacks, Strayed reveals the events that brought her to the trail: her beloved mother’s early death and the subsequent implosion of her marriage.
Wild is a steady and assured memoir; Strayed possesses startling self-awareness, but never descends into petty navel-gazing. Her narration is so brave and forthright that you never doubt the veracity of her emotions or the importance of her journey.
-Sara D., Librarian at CADL Downtown Lansing