I’ve always loved to hike and am fascinated with the the thru hikers who travel the length of the Appalachian Trail, the 2,200 mile long hike from Georgia to Maine. Imagine my surprise when I was at Book Expo in early June and stumbled upon Called Again by Jennifer Pharr Davis. The author was already the women’s record holder for fastest Appalachian hike by a woman, but was “called” to the trail again– this time to try for the fastest record by male or female. Pharr Davis was at the Expo as well, signing advanced copies of her book while rocking her newborn in a baby carrier slung over her body. I was impressed with just that but Pharr Davis writes a compelling tale of every step of her journey to try and win the overall record, all while being a newlywed to her husband Brew. Her new husband is her aide and comrade in her journey to hold this record and this book not only documents the travails of the arduous trail but also the highs and lows of what it takes to truly be a partner in marriage and demonstrates that sometimes you have to give more than 100%, when the other partner has nothing left to give. I enjoyed this book on so many levels. Does she beat the record? Read the book to find out.
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