Somebody’s Heart Is Burning: A Woman Wanderer in Africa

Used book in Good Condition. Eager to transcend the limitations of tourism, Shaffer works as a volunteer, building schools and hospitals in remote villages. At the heart of her tale are the profound, complex, often challenging relationships she forms with those she meets along the way. An incorrigible wanderer, Shaffer has a habit of fleeing domesticity for the joys and rigors of the open road.

It's my life, and if i want to run from it I can, ” quips Tanya Shaffer. This time her destination is Ghana, and what results is a transformative year spent roaming the African continent. Filled with warmth, candor, and an exuberant sense of adventure, wealth, Somebody’s Heart is Burning raises provocative questions about privilege, and the true meaning of friendship.

. Whether recounting a perilous boat trip to timbuktu, or a fumbled romance in Burkina Faso, a night of impassioned political debate in Ghana, Shaffer portrays the collision of African and North American cultures with self-deprecating humor and clear-eyed compassion.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Made into a feature-length film starring Reese Witherspoon. 1 national bestsellerat twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone.

. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. Louis dispatch  a powerful story about one woman’s hike of the pacific Crest Trail. First selection from Oprah’s Book Club 2. 0 Was number one on the New York Times best-seller list. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed.

Told with suspense and style, strengthened, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, sparkling with warmth and humor, and ultimately healed her. One of the best books of the year: npr,  Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe,  Vogue, St.