The Book of Wanderings: A Mother-Daughter Pilgrimage

The Book of Wanderings: A Mother-Daughter Pilgrimage


To a mom and daughter on an illuminating pilgrimage, this is often what the wilderness stated: hold basically what you wish. Burn what cannot be stored. depart the remnants as an supplying.

When Kimberly Meyer gave beginning to her first daughter, Ellie, in the course of her senior yr of school, the bohemian lifetime of exploration she had as soon as imagined for herself was once misplaced within the duties of unmarried motherhood. For years, either mom and daughter have been haunted by means of how Ellie got here into being-Kimberly via a stressed discomfort for the realm past, Ellie via a terror of abandonment.

Longing to bond with Ellie, now a faculty pupil, and longing, too, to rediscover herself, Kimberly units off together with her daughter on a quest for that means around the globe. abandoning the rhythms of normal existence in Houston, Texas, they devote a summer time to retracing the footsteps of Felix Fabri, a medieval Dominican friar whose written account of his travels resonates with Kimberly. Their mother-daughter pilgrimage takes them to unique locations infused with secret, spirituality, and wealthy history-from Venice to the Mediterranean via Greece and partitioned Cyprus, to Israel and around the Sinai wilderness with Bedouin publications, to the Palestinian territories and to Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt.

In spare and beautiful prose, The publication of Wanderings tells the tale of Kimberly and Ellie's trip, and of the intimate, lasting bond they forge alongside the way in which. A meditation on stripping away the distractions, on simplicity, on easy methods to stay, it is a brilliant memoir with the facility to either delivery readers to far away lands and to convey them in nearer reference to themselves. it's going to entice a person who has pondered the line no longer taken, who has skilled the gnawing feeling that there's anything extra, who has confronted the void-of offspring leaving, of mortality looming, of looking for somewhere that feels, eventually, like domestic.

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