Title Profile & Character Information

Wild

Annotation
Another how-I-healed-myself memoir-but consider the source: Strayed is the author of Torch, a lyric yet tough-minded first novel that got some attention, and the story is arresting. Shattered at 26 by her mother's death and the end of her marriage, she did something way out of the realm of her experience-she took a solo 1100-mile hike. Wish I had her guts.

GenreNonFiction
Adventure
    --Travel
Nature
Memoir
TopicsHiking
Women
Travel
Troubled marriages
Death of a parent
Family relationships
Personal narratives
SettingCalifornia
Oregon
Washington
Hiking trail