Camino Chronicle Walking to Santiago by Susan Alcorn - ISBN 0936034033 - Journey of discovery on the Camino de Santiago
One of the three finalists for the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Travel Essay for 2007
A true adventure in Spain enriched with the flavors of contemporary culture, spiced with legends from ancient times, and shaken by the happenings of 9/11.
"This highly personal account is interwoven with a
sketch of the bloodstained history of the Camino from the beheading
of St. James and his miraculous appearance to lead the Christian
Reconquest of Spain from the Muslim's, earning him the ignominious
title - 'Slayer of the Moors'. In between we have glimpses of yet
more massacres of Charlemagne and Roland, the Inquisition, the
Spanish civil war, Guernica, the ETA, the Madrid train bombing.
Midway through the pilgrimage comes 9/11 and the agony of this
American struggling to come to terms with this latest atrocity and
the seemingly endless cycle of violence." - John Brierley -
"rich in the history and mythology of the Camino, the book leaves armchair readers longing to pop right through the page into Spain to take the trip themselves!" - Kathy Morey - Wilderness Press.
"will have you thinking, 'Hmm, I wonder if I could do this.'" -
Melanie Rigney, "Editor-for-You"