Review: 'Wild' walk in the woods

December 3, 2014 4:19 AM

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True stories about wayward souls wrestling demons while immersed in the thick of nature fascinate and move us. Well-told tales of survival and redemption are testaments to the human spirit and the wilderness itself and remind us we are not alone in our struggles.

Cheryl Strayed's painfully real and beautifully wrought memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" did that and then some, chronicling an inexperienced backpacker's last-ditch shot at salvaging a bottomed-out life by hoisting on a backpack and setting out alone to walk 1,100 miles ...

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