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Cheryl Strayed On The Story She Couldn't Live Without Telling

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Torch is the debut novel from the author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things. A searing and luminous tale of a family’s grief after unexpected loss, Torch is everything we’ve come to love about Cheryl’s work—it’s intimate and compassionate, revealing the varying truths of grief, forgiveness, and the beautiful terrors of learning how to keep living.

In her new preface to the Vintage edition, Cheryl discusses what drove her to write Torch, how she wove autobiographical elements into something wholly new, and how she feels it fits in with the rest of her book. Read via the Scribd widget below, or click here to read on Scribd’s site.