Murakami Sale

Recently Viewed clear list

Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger

Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Literature- A to Z
2 Burnside Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Torch (Vintage Contemporaries)


Torch (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover

ISBN13: 9780345805614
ISBN10: 0345805615
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 3 left in stock at $10.50!


What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

PamF, June 23, 2013 (view all comments by PamF)
Liked it
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
Kayla Perry, June 18, 2013 (view all comments by Kayla Perry)
I love Cheryl Strayed's writing style. Even though there's only a couple central events it never feels like the novel meanders about with nothing to say; every word has a purpose. The language is poetic, the reactions are authentic. This is one of the best novels about grief I have read, hands down.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
View all 2 comments

Product Details

Strayed, Cheryl
Vintage Books
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
7.9 x 5.1 x 0.88 in 0.7 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Number9dream

  2. The Bad Girl Used Trade Paper $6.50
  3. Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
    Used Hardcover $7.50
  4. Jesus' Son New Mass Market $7.51
  5. Beyond Black
    Used Hardcover $14.00
  6. The Plague of Doves (P.S.)
    Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life

Torch (Vintage Contemporaries) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 432 pages Vintage Books - English 9780345805614 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A heartbreaking anatomy of one family's grief....Beautifully written and authentic."
"Review" by , "Exquisite, powerful....Strayed's Torch is an amazing feat....This is autobiographical fiction at its best."
"Review" by , "A deeply honest novel of life after catastrophe, of intimacy lost and found."
"Review" by , "Torch is a steady stream of finely wrought portrayals of nuance, moments and emotions....Lovely turns of phrase are coupled with subtle and keen observations and truisms that remind a reader why she reads."
"Review" by , "Strayed proves a master of the little and the big....There is throughout the novel a perfectly tuned ear. Combined with her empathic skills, she has transformed these familiar themes into an irresistibly engaging debut read."
"Review" by , "This novelist goes fearlessly into this place of raw grief and inappropriate lust and desperate love and simply reports what she sees: These are people dense, perplexing, fascinating and authentic lives."
"Review" by , "[Strayed] astounds — producing a literary balm for those who know what it means to lose a parent. Coming on the heels of Joan Didion's memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, Torch echoes a similar theme: loss of a loved one will usher chaos into your life; it will shake you to your core; on its worst day, grief will make you absolutely crazy."
"Review" by , "Strayed...has a light hand, delivering emotional scenes with a journalistic eye, picking out the important details without resorting to purple prose....Very moving."
"Review" by , "It's a beautiful book, expansive in its treatment of tragedy and grief, but equally attentive to all of the most telling details. The language is lovely, offering delicious, compelling imagery without being heavy-handed."
"Review" by , "Strayed knows how to balance the heartache with humor, and the spiritual with the mundane, to create characters you begin to know like friends."
"Review" by , "Strayed addresses this universal theme with skill and unflinching compassion by creating exceptionally believable characters....The details are precise, understated and devastating....The metaphors are original and rich....In short, this is a very moving and accomplished novel."
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at