Our Book Club Hits the Camino de Santiago

Santiago CathedralOne of our 2014 trips will be along the Camino de Santiago, so we thought this book might be fun to read in preparation:

I’m Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago

by Hape Kerkeling, Shelley Frisch (Translator)

A review on Amazon.com describes the author as “one of Germany’s most beloved celebrities, a cross between Bill Bryson and Paulo Coelho.” The book chronicles Kerkeling’s pilgrimage along the famous route.

Cover of I'm Off ThenPublishers Weekly says: “Encounters with other pilgrims enliven this travel account, especially the two English-speaking ladies who accompanied him toward the end; as they approached Santiago, they all felt emotionally uplifted. While the author is better known in Germany and his antics somewhat lost in translation, his emotionally probing narrative develops depth and a touching sincerity.”

We plan to meet and discuss this book near the end of June.

 
 

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