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 decided to walk the ancient pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago in the summer of 2009 she was not looking for a life-changing experience. It was to be a holiday in the fresh air, a break from the hectic routine of her law practice and its endless to-do lists, and a chance to catch up with her teenage daughter. Thinking that it would help to pass the time she asked 26 friends to set tasks for her - one task for each of the 26 days of the walk. At the end of each day she would write a letter to the day's taskmaster. But the tasks came as unexpected gifts, full of meaning and love, and what began as a light-hearted diversion soon became a journey into the labyrinth of her life.
Publisher: Millbrook, Ont. : Pyxis Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780986513404
9780986513411
Branch Call Number: 914.611 KIR 2010
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 22 cm

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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.

Kirkpatrick's blog at http://thecaminoletters.blogspot.com/

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