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Like Wild? Try This: Coping with Loss

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Now that you’ve enjoyed Wild by Cheryl Strayed, we’ve put together some suggestions for books and DVDs on similar themes, that we think you might like.

Being alone on the Pacific Crest Trail for many days allowed Cheryl Strayed to take time to grieve and come to terms with the loss of her mother. Here are some other ways that people, fictional and real, have been able to mourn their losses and move on.

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch (Memoir)
The author uses the power of great literature to help her overcome her grief following the death of her sister.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Fiction)
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows the life of Theo, whose mother dies in an explosion at the Metropolitan Museum when he is 13 – an accident which also results in him taking possession of the titular painting.

The Darjeeling Limited (DVD)
A year after their father’s funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.

Stories We Tell (Documentary)
Oscar nominated writer/director uses family stories and home movies to explore the story of her deceased mother and the secrets she left behind.

Feel free to add any other titles you’d recommend in the comments.



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This entry was posted on July 8, 2014 by in Summer Reading 2014.
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