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reading this in the context of having read 'Torch' -- and knowing a little about what parts of that story are more reflective of truth, and which are not -- not to mention having heard Cheryl talk this past week a little about the work of this novel, what was left out -- has me treasuring it even more. This will be a slower read than normal, as I watch it all unfold with great light and sorrow, too.
Mar 07, 2012 09:53PM
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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oh! the ending! i read when woken up by my boys -- they couldn't sleep, they cried, they kicked -- and *almost* finished it. I'll save it to the morning, I thought. but I tossed and turned, unable to sleep for thinking about the hike, the book, the last few pages. I got up, hungry, and ate chocolate bread while I read -- and cried through -- the last pages. What a beautiful book. What a beautiful book!
Mar 14, 2012 04:05AM
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sarah gilbert
sarah gilbert is on page 265 of 315
I thought I'd be upset when and if Cheryl had sex... she's not ready! but it ended up being so sweet. I wonder where Jonathan is now...
Mar 14, 2012 02:38AM
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sarah gilbert
sarah gilbert is on page 227 of 315
Ooh, the boots. Everything about this book makes me want to hike the trail, but the boots. I don't know if it's possible to express how painful it must be to lose toenails and have to wrap one's feet in duct tape each day... but Cheryl paints a picture that makes it sound roughly equivalent to torture.
Mar 13, 2012 03:58PM
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sarah gilbert
sarah gilbert is on page 160 of 315
the lady. at the campground. with the raccoon sweater! I want to hunt her down and give her a piece of my mind. and all the parts with the bathtub at that motel in Sierra City. oh, how familiar this all is, in other contexts. and 'The Novel'! now I want to read it...
Mar 12, 2012 12:53AM
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sarah gilbert
sarah gilbert is on page 90 of 315
I love how Cheryl evokes the feelings I've had on long bike rides or extremely long runs -- how one's internal voice takes off, riffs, focuses in on random lines from songs or poems. and this: "The heat was so intense that my memory of it is not so much a sensations as a sound, a whine that rose to a dissonant keen with my head at its very center." visceral! evocative! and all that stuff!
Mar 10, 2012 11:39PM
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sarah gilbert
sarah gilbert is on page 66 of 315
It's so hard to read this at times -- as Cheryl ever more firmly self-destructs -- that I am so glad to know her now, know that she has healed, that her subtitle is true.
Mar 08, 2012 12:21PM
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail


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