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Cheryl Strayed


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Cheryl Strayed's critically acclaimed novel Torch, was published by Hougton Mifflin in 2006. Torch was a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award and was selected by The Oregonian as one of the top ten books by Pacific Northwest authors. Strayed's award-winning stories and essays have appeared in over a dozen magazines, journals, and anthologies, including twice in the Best American Essays.
 
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Cheryl Strayed recommends
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The Stud Book (2013)
Monica Drake
"A smart, sexy, comic, compassionate, absorbing, and necessary story of our times."
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The Book of Joan (2017)
Lidia Yuknavitch
"Riveting, ravishing, and crazy deep, The Book of Joan is as ferociously intelligent as it is heart-wrenchingly humane, as generous as it is relentless, as irresistible as it is important. In other words, it’s classic Lidia Yuknavitch: genius."
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Sick (2018)
Porochista Khakpour
"Sick, reads like a mystery and a reckoning with a love song at its core...Khakpour takes us all the way in on her struggle toward health with an intelligence and intimacy that moved, informed, and astonished me."

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