Sat, 09/07/2013 - 7:00pm
1200 11th St
Gail Storey is not a hiker. But when her husband Porter resigns from his longtime job as the director of a hospice center in Texas to hike the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, she refuses to let him go alone, even though the prospect of leaving their comfortable Houston careers, hiking up to 20 miles a day while popping anti-depressants and hormones, and sleeping outside for six months terrifies her. Humorous yet honest, I Promise Not to Suffer shares a journey of harrowing hilarity and reluctant revelations that will be beloved by active hikers (appendices include details of their unique ultralight gear and other essential how-to information), fans of female adventure stories, and armchair travelers alike.
Author Gail D. Storey is a successful writer of fiction and poetry and a frequent writing instructor. She’s the author of two novels, The Lord’s Motel (called by the New York Times Book Review “a tale of unwise judgements and wise humor”) and its sequel God’s Country Club (a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection) as well as numerous pieces in magazines including Fiction, Chicago Review, The North American Review, and Pilgrimage.