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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. qWork hard. Do good. Be incredible!q 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.A tube of lip balm, a box of Kleenex, a cup of warm Gatorade. It had been two weeks since her ... aquot;Maybe this will make me feel better. Ginger is what you should ... and stroke the top of her head. Her hair was sharp and dry like the weeds Torch it;

Author:Cheryl Strayed
Publisher:Vintage - 2012-09-12


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