Torch

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Vintage Contemporaries, Vintage Books, a division of Random House, 2012 - Fiction - 410 pages
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In her debut novel, the bestselling author of Wild 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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User Review  - sandra.k.heinzman - LibraryThing

3 1/2!stars. This fiction book reads like a memoir; I think it must be based on Cheryl Strayed's own life. I liked the book, but it was kind of sad. The book was written prior to the author's book ... Read full review

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User Review  - sandra.k.heinzman - LibraryThing

3 1/2!stars. This fiction book reads like a memoir; I think it must be based on Cheryl Strayed's own life. I liked the book, but it was kind of sad. The book was written prior to the author's book ... 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 13
197
Section 14
203
Section 15
222
Section 16
259
Section 17
261
Section 18
277
Section 19
298
Section 20
327

Section 9
147
Section 10
169
Section 11
171
Section 12
182
Section 21
350
Section 22
382
Section 23
409
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About the author (2012)

CHERYL STRAYED is the author of the #1 New York Times best seller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and became an Oscar-nominated film starring Reese Witherspoon;Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, a national best seller now the basis of the WBUR podcast Dear Sugar Radio, co-hosted with Steve Almond; and Torch, her debut novel. Her books have been translated into forty languages, and her essays and other writings have appeared in numerous publications.

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