Edited by Lucy McCauley

Including stories by Annie Dillard, Jane Goodall, Alice Walker, Lynne Cox, Louise Erdrich, Gretel Ehrlich, Terry Tempest Williams, and many more

The wild is a place of solitude, beauty, danger, and inspiration–and the bond between women and the wild is deep. For many, this bond draws them into a world of risk-taking where the only certain thing is trust, trust in nature, trust in themselves. Women in the Wild introduces true stories by women who have engaged this trust and forayed into the wilderness, explored remote jungle rivers, climbed Mt. Everest, and even survived a shark attack.

Women in the Wild celebrates the joys of women as they connect with something greater than themselves, and are uplifted, strengthened, and made whole. From Ireland to Ecuador to Borneo, these stories reveal the undeniable call of the wilderness, and the extraordinary tales of the women who responded. Join these 33 adventurers as they explore the natural world and the wildness in everyday life.

In Women in the Wild (Updated) readers will:

  • Live among Chimpanzees in the African forest with Jane Goodall
  • Raft Borneo’s Boh River with Tracy Johnston
  • Ascend to Everest basecamp with Margo Chisholm
  • Rescue an injured pelican in open Pacific waters with Lynne Cox
  • Scale an erupting volcano in Guatemala with Lucy McCauley
  • Survive a hyena attack in Israel with Joanna Greenfield
  • Hang glide over Big Sur with Carol Droge Clark
  • Journey alone with India’s nomadic Rabari with Robyn Davidson
  • Track down the African tribe “where women rule” with Ann Jones
  • & much more.

About the editor

Lucy McCauley is the editor of Women in the Wild: True Stories of Adventure and Connection, Travelers’ Tales Spain, and co-editor of A Woman’s Path. Her writing has appeared in such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, the Los Angeles Times, Harvard Review, and several Travelers’ Tales books. A freelance writer and editor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild.

About Travelers’ Tales

Founded in 1993, Travelers’ Tales is celebrating its many years of excellence in travel publishing with the publication of The Best Travelers’ Tales 2004. By publishing the best travel writing from world-famous authors and new and emerging writers, the editors’ goal is to inspire and enlighten readers through true stories by travelers who have explored the depths of their experiences. The award-winning series includes: country and regional guides; books which explore the themes of women’s travel, spirituality, food, humor, and adventure; travel advice books; Footsteps: The Soul of Travel, a series of single-author travel narratives; and Travelers’ Tales Classics, a series which introduces out-of-print favorites of travel literature to a new audience. Women in the Wild (Updated) is the latest in the Travelers’ Tales women’s travel series.

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Women in the Wild: True Stories of Adventure and Connection (Updated)
Edited by Lucy McCauley
ISBN: 1-93236106-5
$17.95, 314 pages
5 1/8″ x 8″