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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cheryl Strayed Narrator: Cheryl Strayed Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Be incredible!” That’s the advice Teresa Rae Wood gives the listeners of her popular local radio show, Modern Pioneers!, a kind of hippie Prairie Home Companion. Teresa has taken the advice to heart in her own life. As a teen mother and abused wife, she escaped with her two children to rural Minnesota, fell in love with a local carpenter, and raised good kids, Claire and Joshua. Then, at only thirty-eight, she receives the devastating news that she is gravely ill. In just a few weeks, she is gone.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A deeply honest novel of life after catastrophe, of intimacy lost and found.”

    O Magazine

  • “Beautifully written and authentic.”


  • “A steady stream of finely wrought portrayals of nuance, moments, and emotions.”


  • “Strayed astounds—producing a literary balm for those who know what it means to lose a parent.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Terrill | 2/18/2014

    " An interesting, well-written description of what happens to a family after the mother dies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky Torbett | 2/13/2014

    " A story of family dynamics . . . I found it to move along a little too slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judy Cummings | 2/13/2014

    " Cheryl's "Wild" was much better. Took me awhile to finish this one. Some reactions were typical of someone her age going through grief. It was slow reading - lacked the humor that "Wild" had. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sarah Laliotis | 2/13/2014

    " could see why this might appeal to some auidences but was totally not my style. it dragged on so much numerous times I just wanted to give up reading! I finished hoping there was something that would come from of it but was disappointed from beginning to end. "

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