Great anticipation is in the air for this visit by Portland writer Cheryl Strayed. The author of an award-winning novel, Torch, a few years ago, she is here now with Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Knopf), a captivating, inspiring memoir of her solo trek down the Pacific Coast Trail as a young woman—impulsively, as some form of response to immense calamity that had befallen her. “While reading Cheryl Strayed’s stunning book about her arduous solo journey along the Pacific Crest Trail, I kept asking myself—what would I do if I were stripped of everything—money, job, community, even family and love? Thoreau once said, ‘In wildness is the preservation of the world.’ For Strayed, it is clear that in wildness was the preservation of her soul. She reminds us, in her lyrical and courageous memoir Wild, of what it means to be fully alive, even in the face of catastrophe, physical and psychic hardship and loss.” – Mira Bartok. “This is a beautifully made, utterly realized book.” – Pam Houston.
If you can’t make it to the reading, give us a call at (206) 624-6600 to reserve your autographed copy today.