Torch

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012 - Fiction - 410 pages
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In her debut novel, Torch, bestselling author Cheryl Strayed weaves a searing and luminous tale of a family's grief after unexpected loss. "Work hard. Do good. Be incredible!" is the advice Teresa Rae Wood shares with the listeners of her local radio show, Modern Pioneers, and the advice she strives to live by every day. She has fled a bad marriage and rebuilta life with her children, Claire and Joshua, and their caring stepfather, Bruce. Their love for each other binds them as a family through the daily struggles of making ends meet. But when they received unexpected news that Teresa, only 38, is dying of cancer, their lives all begin to unravel and drift apart. Strayed's intimate portraits of these fully human characters in a time of crisis show the varying truths of grief, forgiveness, and the beautiful terrors of learning how to keep living.
 

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Teresa Rae Wood signs off from her radio program Modern Pioneers with "Be incredible"--advice that Strayed, an award-winning short story writer and essayist, took to heart in her debut novel. This ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
29
Section 4
45
Section 5
57
Section 6
59
Section 7
81
Section 8
110
Section 12
197
Section 13
222
Section 14
259
Section 15
261
Section 16
277
Section 17
327
Section 18
350
Section 19
382

Section 9
147
Section 10
169
Section 11
171
Section 20
409
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Cheryl Strayed is the author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail and Tiny Beautiful Things. Her stories and essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review, The Sun, The Best American Essays, and elsewhere.

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