Join us as we welcome writer and traveler Beth Jusino to Browsers in support of her new book from Mountaineers Books, Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino De Santiago. Beth will present, answer questions and sign books.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In April 2015, Beth and Eric Jusino, laden with backpacks and nerves, walked out of a cathedral in the historic village of Le Puy, France, down a cobblestone street, and turned west. Seventy-nine days, a thousand miles, two countries, two mountain ranges, and three pairs of shoes later, they reached the Atlantic Ocean.
More than two million pilgrims have walked the Way of Saint James, a long- distance hiking trail familiar to most Americans by its Spanish name, the Camino de Santiago. Each pilgrim has their own reason for undertaking the journey, and most opt to do only part of the distance. The Jusinos’ pilgrimage was about taking a break from the relentless pace of modern life, getting away from all their electronic devices, and experiencing a three-month sabbatical from regular life in order to complete the entire trail. They just had to walk twelve to fifteen miles every day along a generally well-marked path. Simple.
Beth is not an athlete, not into extreme adventures, and, she insists, she is not a risk-taker of any sort. She does not even speak French or Spanish. But she can tell a story. Walking to the End of the World is a warm-hearted and engaging story about an average couple going on an adventure together, tracing ancient paths first created in the tenth and eleventh centuries, paths that continue to inspire and reveal surprises to us today in the twenty-first.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Beth Jusino is an award-winning writer, editor, and book-publishing consultant in Seattle. She also has been a regular lecturer on the Camino de Santiago. She is a recipient of the Barbara Savage Award. You can learn more about Beth at bethjusino.com, and about her obsession with the Camino at caminotimestwo.com