Selected by Once Upon a Book Club and Callisto Crate
"Hodge never rushes this heart-pounding story, letting us savor every exhilarating life-affirming moment."
--Apple Books - Best Books of February
"[An] assured debut...Those looking for an inspirational story about one woman coming to terms with life and death will be rewarded."
"Alongside the taut suspense, Hodge has created a likeable, sympathetic character in Kat, and fans of Cheryl Strayed's Wild or Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone won't want to put down this nail-biter."
"Heart-stopping...Hodge shows great skill in writing a story that’s both touching and exhilarating.”
—Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Daughter
“Hodge captures the strength of the human spirit . . . An edge of your seat, emotional, powerful story filled with inspiration.”
—Jennifer Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Me I Used to Be
“An adrenaline-pumping story about survival, acceptance, and courage, Wildland is a page-turner with a fearsome heroine.”
—Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of The Promise Between Us
“Storytelling at its best . . . A detailed and gripping page-turner you won’t want to put down but will also want to slow down and savor.”
—Barbara Davis, bestselling author of When Never Comes
“Gripping and filled with deep emotional truths, Wildland will lead you to the brink and back.”
—Nancy Peacock, award-winning author of The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson
“Hodge’s band of characters pop off the page—adults, children, and dogs alike . . . A heart-warming page-turner not to be missed!"
—Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of The Far End of Happy