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Sister of “Into the Wild” Protagonist Pens Memior

Christopher McCandless

HarperOne announced that it will publish the memoir “The Wild Truth” by Carine McCandless, sister of Christopher McCandless, the subject of the bestselling book, “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer. The book will be published in November 2014.

More than twenty years have passed since Chris McCandless perished in the Alaskan wilderness, yet his journey to self-discovery and quest for truth continues to fascinate. Chris’ sister Carine, the youngest of the eight McCandless siblings, interviewed extensively for Mr. Krakuer’s book, has come full circle on her understanding of her brother’s decisions, and shares them for the first time with wisdom, perspective, and keen insight in “The Wild Truth”.

Nancy Hancock, Executive Editor says: “Rarely can a story be revisited with such vivid perspective and learned wisdom as Carine McCandless recounts the family saga that drove her beloved brother into the Alaskan wilderness, never to return. “The Wild Truth” is the truth behind the legend of a family, of a truth-seeking young man, and of the brothers and sisters he left behind to make sense of their deeper family story in the wake of so much tragedy.

Mark Tauber, SVP and Publisher of HarperOne, says “I was captivated by Chris McCandless’ story as told in ‘Into the Wild’ along with millions of others. No one other than Carine McCandless could shed light on Chris’ quest for truth and what drove him to extremes in order to find it, and she does so beautifully in “The Wild Truth”.

Carine McCandless writes: “In ‘The Wild Truth,’ I share the real story of my family. More than just the truth behind the McCandless legend, it is the story of a quiet wilderness—of a dysfunctional family, decades of abuse, and how eight siblings came together to break the cycle for their own children. In the decades since Chris’ death, my half-siblings and I have come together to find our own truth and build our own beauty in his absence. In each other, we’ve found absolution, as I believe Chris found absolution in the wild before he died.”

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