When You Find My Body: The Disappearance of Geraldine Largay on the Appalachian Trail

When You Find My Body: The Disappearance of Geraldine Largay on the Appalachian Trail

When Geraldine "Gerry" Largay (AT trail name, Inchworm) first went missing on the Appalachian Trail in remote western Maine in 2013, the people of Maine were wrought with concern. When she was not found, the family, the wardens, and the Navy personnel who searched for her were devastated. The Maine Warden Service continued to follow leads for more than a year. They never c When Geraldine "Gerry" Largay (AT trail name, Inchworm) first went missing on the Appalachian Trail in remote western Mai...

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Title:When You Find My Body: The Disappearance of Geraldine Largay on the Appalachian Trail
Author:D. Dauphinee
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1608936902
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

When You Find My Body: The Disappearance of Geraldine Largay on the Appalachian Trail Reviews

  • Thomas
    Aug 19, 2019
    One of the local AT thru hikers, AKA Blueberry, mentioned that she read this book in one day. It took me two days complete, the same as my wife who read it immediately after I did. The book is well phrased, and the author has the credentials to do a thorough job of bring the story forw...
  • Sabine
    Mar 16, 2019
    This is a very good book that any hiker or person that enters the woods should read. Without being boring or lecturing the reader it makes very clear that basic skills like being able to use a compass and know how to start a fire etc can prevent a terrible outcome. Just following the...
  • Lorrie McCullers
    Jun 14, 2019
    Such a good, but sad read. This true story of Geraldine Largay, a hiker who went missing on the AT, is an interesting look at the culture of hiking the Appalachian Trail. It also gives insight to the search and rescue teams who search for missing hikers and what they go through. ...
  • Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
    Mar 23, 2019
    When You Find My Body is the story of Geraldine (Gerry) Largay, an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker who disappeared in 2013. I was very excited to see this book is coming out, as my husband and I are avid hikers and I distinctly remember hearing about her disappearance and wondering if we ...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Apr 14, 2019
    Gerry Largay had a dream to hike the Appalachian Trail and at age sixty-six she was thrilled to finally be doing it. She?d started out hiking with her good friend Jane Lee, and Gerry?s husband George served as support crew. Part way through the journey Jane had a family emergency a...
  • Lara
    Apr 16, 2019
    4.5 I was happy to find this WAS NOT a thriller book. The author includes a wide array of information about the trail and surroundings, trail etiquette and survival. I enjoyed the writing style and felt it was well polished. thanks to #Galleymatch from Book Club Cookbook for this A...
  • Sheri Joyce
    Mar 11, 2019
    Being unfamiliar with the story of Gerry Largay and the Appalachian Trail but a true crime and mystery fan, I was excited to read this book. This story is a sad one and a cautionary tale to hikers everywhere. Not being a hiker myself, I learned some interesting tidbits and was surprise...
  • Janilyn Kocher
    May 11, 2019
    When You Find My Body is a sad, heartbreaking tale. It's about a hiker, Gerry, on the Appalachian Trail who wandered off and died from starvation, it's actually a horrific story, reliving how this poor woman died from starvation as rescuers were so close, yet so far away. Dauphinee det...
  • Rachel Stansel
    Mar 12, 2019
    As an AT section hiker, I was aware of Inchworm's story. I appreciate the author's details about the search and about who Gerry was. She was clearly well loved and her death a huge loss. I am touched by her story and will think of her and carry her with me as I hike. Full disclosure...
  • Linda Strong
    Jun 01, 2019
    Geraldine Largay hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2013. That's where she disappeared. She was presumed dead after a year of searches produced no body, no clues to what happened. This case became the largest lost-person search in Maine history. Two years after her disappearance , her b...
  • gnarlyhiker
    Apr 16, 2019
    A family member, preferably her husband, should have written about the disappearance of Geraldine Largay. It is interesting to note that her family did not participate in this book. A good portion of the topics in this book was unnecessary. Just two examples: the numerous calls from ps...
  • Heather Nicole
    Mar 12, 2019
    Are you thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail- read this book. Do you wish hiking the AT was something you could do- read this book. Do you enjoy hearing about empowering women who hike the trail - read this book! This book absolutely brought a few ACTUAL tears to my eyes. But...
  • Amy Wels
    Jun 02, 2019
    True story of Gerry, who died on the Appalachian Trail after becoming lost, attempting to complete her "adventure of a lifetime." An interesting story of the culture of the trail and those who hike it, many interviews of those who met Gerry and those who searched for her. The author do...
  • Kimberly Lund
    Mar 09, 2019
    This is a lovely tribute to Gerry. It seems pretty apparent that her family didn?t cooperate with the book or at least didn?t cooperate much so most of the information is from friends, fellow hikers she met on the trail and experts on hiking, the trail and search and rescue. It?s...
  • G
    Apr 11, 2019
    In April of 2013, Geraldine ?Gerry? Largay set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. She was a ?well-equipped, capable hiker who was mentally well-prepared? and who had planned her hike meticulously. She was supported by her husband, who met Gerry every few days with supplies and ...
  • Caitlin
    May 28, 2019
    I really enjoyed this book. This case wasn't familiar to me so it was great to learn all about it. The book was very detailed and brought Gerry to life for the readers. ...
  • Ruth Woodman York
    Jun 26, 2019
    As soon as I knew this book was coming out, I knew I'd be reading it. I remember when "Inchworm" went missing, and following the search reports, hoping and praying she would be found. I've hiked a lot myself, including the norther terminus of the AT, the Hunt Trail on Mt. Katahdin. So ...
  • Sarah Ames-Foley
    Jun 10, 2019
    This review can also be found on my blog. disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for review consideration. All of the opinions presented below are my own. When You Find My Body is a nonfiction account of the last months of...
  • Jill
    Mar 16, 2019
    5 stars When You Find My Body The Disappearance of Geraldine Largay on the Appalachian Trail By D. Dauphinee This book covers the fascinating and completely tragic tale of ?Inchworm? Gerry Largay?s trek across the Appalachian Trail and her death. Being from the Midwest, I ha...
  • Nana
    Mar 05, 2019
    I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. I had followed the news coverage of Geraldine ?Gerry? Largay's disappearance so I did know who she was. The book was fascinating not only because it told her story, but it also explained how it could have happened that she got lost. It...
  • Jessica (RomancingtheBookworm)
    Jun 25, 2019
    When I heard that Dauphinee was coming out with WHEN YOU FIND MY BODY, I immediately added it to my summer reading list. Because, though I never had the pleasure of meeting Geraldine Largay, her disappearance up in the Western Mountains struck everyone in the region in an intensely per...
  • Marisa
    Mar 05, 2019
    What a heartbreaking story. I?m intensely fascinated by people who tackle the AT, and over the past couple of years, I?ve gotten more and more interested in different people?s stories about their time on the AT, but this one is probably the saddest of all, though I?m trying not...
  • Kelly Faysash
    Apr 24, 2019
    When You Find My Body was both heartbreaking and inspiring to read. I really, really enjoyed the author's style and how they weaved together the journey of an incredible woman. The "characters" in this story are all so interesting and Inchworm was an incredible woman with a true zest f...
  • Patricia Lane
    Jun 06, 2019
    Well, well, well, I have been waiting for this book to be out and as soon as I received it I sat down to learn about Geraldine Largay and what happened to her. I had prayed for her every day that she was lost. I can honestly say the author of this book did a wonderful job in helping us...
  • Clark
    Apr 30, 2019
    WHEN YOU FIND MY BODY by Denis ?Dee? Dauphinee is about more than just a hiker trekking the Appalachian Trail and becoming lost in the process. Geraldine ?Gerry? Largay had a dream. which she put into motion with a clear and disciplined intent on fulfilling it. We the readers h...
  • Ranae Ziwiski
    Apr 21, 2019
    Wasn't sure I would like this book as I am not typically fond of biographies. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I found this book to be equal parts Gerry's story, AT knowledge, human interest and expectation. The outcome is known when you start the book, but the process to get there...
  • Sterling Williamson
    Jun 11, 2019
    How can a hiker get lost on the Appalachian Trail and not be found? D. Dauphinee addresses this question in detail, and from many perspectives. The book was captivating and well written and may help prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future. I highly recommend this book. ...
  • Maddie Carr
    Jun 14, 2019
    "When You Find My Body" was written with care and sensitivity about G. Largay, while honoring her family and her legacy. It was difficult to read in places because of the heart-felt sorrow of her demise. D. Dauphinee has extensive experience (and a love for) the outdoors. His research ...
  • Dianna Weigel
    Jun 25, 2019
    This is an excellent account of the events leading up to the disappearance of Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldine Largay and the subsequent two-year search efforts by Maine officials, rescue teams, volunteers and the trail community to locate her. The author, Mr. Dauphinee, clearly prese...
  • Amy Harrison
    Aug 03, 2019
    If you?re a hiker of any kind, invest in a tissue box. This book is absolutely incredible. It?s inspiring with a hint of sorrow. Dying whilst attempting such an incredible feat... I?ve read Bill Bryson?s A Walk in the Woods. I grew up on the east coast. My mom is .Com (...