Cheryl Suchors, 48 Peaks

Floundering in her second career, the one she's always wanted, forty-eight year old Cheryl Suchors resolves that, despite a fear of heights, her mid-life success depends on hiking the highest of the grueling White Mountains in New Hampshire. All forty-eight of them. She endures injuries, novice mistakes, and the heartbreaking loss of a best friend. When breast cancer threatens her own life, she seeks solace and recovery in the wild. Her quest takes ten years. Regardless of the need since childhood to feel successful and in control, climbing teaches her mastery isn't enough and control is often an illusion. 

Connecting with friends and with nature, Suchors redefines success: she discovers a source of spiritual nourishment, spaces powerful enough to absorb her grief, and joy in the persistence of love and beauty. 48 Peaks inspires us to believe that, no matter what obstacles we face, we too can attain our summits.

Cheryl Suchors grew up in Southern, Eastern and Mid-Western US. She grew even more living with a Mexican family one summer in high school and spending her junior year of college in Spain. She is a proud graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631524738
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - September 11th, 2018

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