The Resource Girl in the woods : a memoir, Aspen Matis

Girl in the woods : a memoir, Aspen Matis

Label
Girl in the woods : a memoir
Title
Girl in the woods
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Aspen Matis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Girl in the Woods is Aspen Matis's exhilarating true-life adventure of hiking from Mexico to Canada- a coming of age story, a survival story, and a triumphant story of overcoming emotional devastation. On her second night of college, Aspen was raped by a fellow student. Overprotected by her parents who discouraged her from telling of the attack, Aspen was confused and ashamed. Dealing with a problem that has sadly become all too common on college campuses around the country, she stumbled through her first semester - a challenging time made even harder by the coldness of her college's "conflict mediation" process. Her desperation growing, she made a bold decision: She would seek healing in the freedom of the wild, on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail leading from Mexico to Canada. In this inspiring memoir, Aspen chronicles her journey, a five-month trek that was ambitious, dangerous, and transformative. A nineteen-year-old girl alone and lost, she conquered desolate mountain passes and met rattlesnakes, bears, and fellow desert pilgrims. Exhausted after each thirty-mile day, at times on the verge of starvation, Aspen was forced to confront her numbness, coming to terms with the sexual assault and her parents' disappointing reaction. On the trail and on her own, she found that survival is predicated on persistent self-reliance. She found her strength. After a thousand miles of solitude, she found a man who helped her learn to love and trust again - and heal. Told with elegance and suspense, Girl in the Woods is a beautifully rendered story of eroding emotional and physical boundaries to reveal the truths that lie beyond the edges of the map."--provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matis, Aspen
Dewey number
  • 917.9
  • 813/.6
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV199.42.P3
LC item number
M373 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matis, Aspen
  • Hiking
  • Rape victims
  • Rape in universities and colleges
  • Pacific Crest Trail
Label
Girl in the woods : a memoir, Aspen Matis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky277600071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062291066
Lccn
bl2015035524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
ml 09/15
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Girl in the woods : a memoir, Aspen Matis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky277600071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062291066
Lccn
bl2015035524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
ml 09/15
Other physical details
color illustrations

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