On Saturday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m., Waterville Valley author Cheryl Suchors will be at La Tasse Cafe in Town Square for a book signing and reading from her newly published book, “48 Peaks, Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains.” All are invited to stop by, meet Cheryl, enjoy some nibbles and hear her read a passage from “48 Peaks.”
Cheryl’s book has already garnered a great review from Kirkus:
“…Suchors’ journey feels authentic, and her writing, gleaned from journals she kept over the years, brings to vivid life a proud and driven woman, her staunch support network, and her vibrant, intelligent best friend and soul mate. She evocatively explains how every early alarm clock, hiking-boot print, and summit happy-dance makes her think of her relationship with her friend. Throughout, her prose radiates a sense of determination: ‘Mt. Tripyramid would push me to my limits…No matter. Though I might be a month shy of forty-eight and potentially a fool for giving up a lucrative business career to write a novel, I would complete this ‘event.’” An inspiring yet relatable true story with exciting scenes and plenty of heart.”
You can pick-up a copy of Cheryl’s book in Waterville Valley at The Bookmonger and at other independent book stores near you. You can also find it right here on Amazon.
Stay connected with Cheryl through her new website and blog where she posts weekly suggestions for good books to read, great hikes to take, the publishing process for her new book, the ups and downs of friendship, and some political commentary.
The book description for 48 PEAKS on Amazon reads:
“At forty-eight years old, Cheryl Suchors―hoping to find concrete successes and a feeling of control as she changes careers and fifty stares at her from the horizon―vows to summit the highest forty-eight peaks in New Hampshire’s grueling White Mountains. Neglecting to consider her flimsy body, scoliosis, bum knee, and fear of heights, she dives into the challenge.
“Along the way, Suchors suffers numerous injuries; her hiking buddy succumbs to ovarian cancer; and she endures breast cancer, a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and five years of adjuvant therapy herself. But she always returns to the mountains―and in that connection she finds spiritual nourishment, as well as a space powerful enough to hold her grief. Over the ten years it takes her to complete her quest, she learns that mastery alone doesn’t satisfy her and control is often an illusion―that she must connect with hiking comrades and with nature in order to feel nourished and enriched. In the end, Suchors creates her own definition of success.”