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Carine McCandless, the sister of Chris McCandless whose life was so eloquently portrayed by Jon Krakauer in INTO THE WILD, has now written her own poignant and heartfelt story.  Krakauer’s book moved thousands of readers, each of whom had his/her own idea about why Chris McCandless left the world behind and went into the wilds of Alaska.  His sister, however, explains that he was running away from his troubled and abusive family.  As Leo Tolstoy said in Anna Karenina, “All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety.”–NPR.org

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