Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award
GAIL D. STOREY is the author of I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail, Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award, Colorado Book Award, Nautilus Silver Award, and Barbara Savage Award from Mountaineers Books. Her first novel, The Lord’s Motel, was praised by the New York Times Book Review as “a tale of unwise judgments and wise humor.” Her second novel, God’s Country Club, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. Gail is notorious for jumping out of cakes and her “sins of humor.” She and her husband live in Boulder, Colorado.
A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail
I PROMISE NOT TO SUFFER: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail is Gail Storey’s hilariously harrowing story of hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada with her husband, Porter, a hospice doctor in a career crisis. In their fifties, they carry Porter’s homemade ultralight gear to climb and descend the steep California mountains, trudge across the searing Mojave Desert, kick steps up icy slopes in the High Sierra, and ford rapids swollen with snowmelt. For twenty miles a day, they walk deeper into the wilderness of love, nature, and the question Who am I?