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Reader recommendation: Wild

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Being a Southern California native the descriptions of the Pacific Crest Trail in Wild by Cheryl Strayed kept me enthralled. But it was the glimpses of her past and upbringing that touched me in a way that no other memoir has.

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