Called Again by Jennifer Pharr Davis
A Story of Love and Triumph

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A serviceably written yet inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment.
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In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days - an average of 47 miles per day - she became the first female to ever set that mark. But this is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance and faith, and most of all love.  

The most amazing part of this story is not found at the finish, but is discovered through the many challenges, lessons and relationships that present themselves along the trail. This is Jennifer's story, in her own words, about how she started this journey with a love for hiking and more significantly a love for her husband Brew. Together, they were able to overcome rugged mountains and raging rivers, sleet storms and 100 degree heat, shin-splints and illnesses. They made new friends and tested old friendships; they shared together laughter, and tears - a lot of tears. But, through it all, they fell more in love with one another and with the wilderness.  

By completing this extraordinary amateur feat, Jennifer rose above the culture of multi-million dollar sports contracts that is marked by shortcuts and steroids. This is the story of a real person doing something remarkable. Jennifer Pharr Davis is a modern role-model for women - and men. She is an authentic hero.
 

About Jennifer Pharr Davis

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Jennifer Pharr Davis grew up in the North Carolina Mountains, where she developed her love of hiking. At age twenty-one, she hiked the entire Appalachian Trail as a solo female and fell in love with long-distance backpacking. Jennifer holds endurance records including the overall Appalachian Trail record, completing the trail in forty-six days.
 
Published June 10, 2013 by Beaufort Books. 298 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction
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A serviceably written yet inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment.

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