The Camino Letters

The Camino Letters

26 Tasks on the Way to Finisterre

Book - 2010
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When Canadian writer and lawyer Julie Kirkpatrick went for a walk in Spain with her teenaged daughter, she intended it to be a holiday in the fresh air, a break from the hectic routine and endless to-do lists of her law practice, and a chance to catch her breath. Thinking that it would help to pass the time she asked 26 friends to set her a task for each day of the pilgrimage. But the tasks came as unexpected gifts, and what began as a light-hearted diversion soon became a journey into the labyrinth of her life. Guided by her tasks and writing with breathtaking honesty, the author takes the reader on a journey full of surprises and tears and laughter. The Camino Letterstells the story of a woman opening herself to the ever-expanding universe, listening to the music of the journey, walking out loud.
Publisher: Millbrook, Ont. : Pyxis Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9780986513404
Characteristics: 248 pages ; 22 cm


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May 14, 2018

This was a great read. It wasn't just a story about walking el Camino. There are so many dimensions to this journey, so many references, lots of learning. It's about the physical, spiritual, medical, family relationships, serendipity. It spoke to me on so many levels.

Lorna Apr 28, 2011

I really enjoyed this. The chapters are quite short, so good for reading at times when you might be interrupted.
A story of how the mystical and the practical collide during a mother-daughter walk on the pilgrim trail.

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