California native and one of America's most influential writers, Joan Didion, shares her passion for her home state in this thoughtful, explorative book. A memoir analysing family, perseverance and her relationship with the place she calls home.
You might have heard the buzz around this book when it was first released. Taking place in 60s Northern Cali, it follows lonely teenager Evie Boyd as she is drawn into a cult-like group of young girls.
Famous even before the movie adaptation with Reese Witherspoon, Strayed's powerful memoir documents her hike across the Pacific Crest Trail in the hope of finding herself.