Tuesday, July 23, 2019

{I've Been Reading} When You Find My Body

Emotionally, When You Find My Body by D. Dauphinee was a tough read. I vaguely remember hearing something about Gerry Largay when her remains were discovered a few years ago and when I saw the book I jumped at the chance to learn more about what happened to her. The idea that she died in her tent so closes to the trail, so close to the hundreds of searchers, is absolutely haunting. The fact that she was a quilter makes it hit even closer to home. I did a Google search to see if I could turn up any pictures of her work and found her disappearance mentioned on several quilting blogs.

As interesting and haunting as Gerry's story is, the short book meanders in all sorts of different directions, from medieval books on good death (which do sound fascinating, but don't seem connected to this particular story) to a lost Arctic expedition. There's also a lot about the history and culture of the Appalachian Trail, which makes sense.

I do wish that there had been more about Gerry herself and less about the author's personal opinions.

Disclosure -- The publisher provided me with an advance review copy. This post contains affiliate links.  

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