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Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B004ZMSCQ8
- Publisher : Arctic Glass Press (May 5, 2011)
- Publication date : May 5, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 1516 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 342 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #294,516 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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After finishing my second read of this book I’ve read another two of her books in the last week. She is my new adventuring hero; I hope to be like her some day.
Every thought, fear, worry, awe, and exquisitely detailed moment as she travels completely transports you. It's been years since I've read this and I think I've enjoyed it even more the second time around. The injuries, the setbacks, the crazy twists and turns, and changing relationships (and the possible beginnings of another) and everything in between- you share in it and feel every thoughtfully written word. Jill suffers an injury before the race even begins, she's contemplating whether or not to return to her job, she's reeling from a breakup with a self-absorbed partner, doesn't have a place of her own, and is seriously at an impasse. And THEN the race begins.
Seriously, this book is so good- you should've one-clicked it yesterday.
If you're cooped up in your house, long to feel the wind in your face, the chill of the rain as temperatures fall around you, mud on your legs, snow on your feet - this is the book for you.
The book was beautifully written and placed the reader in “it”. I experienced what she experienced, albeit from the comfort of my reading chair or tent.
I would recommend this book to anyone confronted with doing something that evokes uncertainty or fear. Gratitude is what I felt as this great read terminated.
Jill is not a quitter! Whether travels at 40 degrees below zero in the Arctic, or throat drying heat, she surmounts what few others do. Most of her races/travails are alone. Partners, groups, and all add a huge benefit when problems occur, but she prefers the time alone.
I could never even imagine doing a ride like this. I can only admire the strength she had inside herself that even she didn’t know she had.
Top reviews from other countries
Best read after Jill's first book (Ghost Trails) which ends one year before this book starts this is a highly personalised account of an epic mountain bike journey through North America, detailing all the highs and lows of endurance cycling.
John Metcalfe has written a excellent book on the same subject (although Jill Homer is taking part in a race) but his is written from an English point of view whereas Jill is a native American. She provides a raw and real account of her journey along the Great Divide detailing all her emotions, pains and injuries throughout in a way that would be unusual for a British writer.
This book is better edited than her first (albeit she still calls her speedometer an odometer and seems to think a stallion is a female horse) and better written, and I read through the book quickly.
For anybody interested in non fiction adventure this is pretty much essential and the cost of a kindle purchase is only slightly more than that of a quality newspaper. Highly recommended.
Will be looking for the sequel.
If you are looking to adventure vicariously through a book then this is a great choice.