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Torch
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  • Hardcover: Feb 2006,
    336 pages.
    Paperback: Jan 2007,
    336 pages.

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The wonderful characters in Torch come alive and stay with you long after the novel ends. Debut Novel

From the book jacket: A family founders after a mother's death in this beautifully observed debut.  Cheryl Strayed has a deep appreciation for the shifting rhythms between siblings and parents and for the beautiful terrors of learning how to keep living. The wonderful characters in Torch come alive and stay with you long after the novel ends.

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As a teenage mother, Teresa and her two children fled her abusive husband and settled in rural Minnesota, where she fell in love with a local carpenter, raised two good kids, and became renowned for her decency and intelligence, and for her radio show, "Modern Pioneers".  Then, in her late thirties, with a teenage son, a daughter in college and a devoted common-law husband, she...

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