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Carine McCandless on 'The Wild Truth' and her brother Chris' life
Carine McCandless on 'The Wild Truth' and her brother Chris' life

In April 1992, Chris McCandless walked into the Alaskan wilderness. He survived there for more than 100 days before perishing in an abandoned bus. Since then, millions have become captivated with his story, reading about it in Jon Krakauer's iconic "Into the Wild" or watching it in Sean Penn's film of the same name. But more than 20 years after Chris' body was discovered, readers and viewers still struggle to understand what motivated him to abandon his family and a life rooted in what appeared to be an idyllic home in the suburbs of Washington D.C., for the harsh wilderness of Alaska. In "The Wild Truth" (HarperOne, $27.99), Chris' sister,...

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