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The miserable, darkly humorous Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina’s suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina’s husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy.

Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail

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 “I’d come to know that anything would happen, and everything did,” retorts Cheryl Strayed within the beginning page of her memoir Wild. After the loss of her mother, Cheryl spirals into a world of drugs, promiscuous behavior, and separation from her husband. With no experience or training, she sets off to hike the thousand mile Pacific Crest Trail to ultimately forge a new path and to heal the pains of life’s wounds.

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“The thing about hiking the Pacific Crest Trails, the thing that was so profound to me that summer, was how few choices I had and how often I had to do the thing I least wanted to do. Here there was no escape or denial. No numbing it down with a martini or covering it up with a roll in the hay.” 

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