By Cheryl Strayed. I read this for Book Club. I read it very quickly, and it is quite a thrilling read. Strayed accomplished an amazing feat - I think one that I would NEVER attempt. However, I'm not sure it will stay with me long term, not sure why. Even a week or so after finishing, I don't really feel the impact.
(Still not actually sure how to pronounce Cheryl's last name - i though it was Stry-add, until I read how she came to have it. Actually, just looked it up - it looks like it really is Straid http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/mbatt/2012/06/hello-my-name-is-cheryl-strayed/)