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Publishers Weekly – July 26, 2004
“Egan uses various events on the Camino as catalysts to explore such
disparate topics as the history of the cult of relics, how she accidentally
discovered breathing meditation and her own feelings of anger, sadness and
guilt over her father's death. When Egan embraces the essay form,
particularly when she shares her moments of confusion and weakness on the
journey, her writing is confident, sharp and engaging…Egan's effective
combining of historical and theological musings with personal experience
makes for a satisfying account of the physical, emotional and spiritual
aspects of religious pilgrimage.”