Camino Letters
  • Publication Date: July 15, 2010
  • ISBN: 9780986513404 / 0986513407
  • 248 pages; 5¾" x 8½"
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Camino Letters

  • Publication Date: July 15, 2010
  • ISBN: 9780986513404 / 0986513407
  • 248 pages; 5¾" x 8½"

When Canadian writer and lawyer Julie Kirkpatrick went for a walk in Spain with her teenaged daughter, she intended it to be a holiday in the fresh air, a break from the hectic routine and endless to-do lists of her law practice, and a chance to catch her breath. Thinking that it would help to pass the time she asked 26 friends to set her a task for each day of the pilgrimage. But the tasks came as unexpected gifts, and what began as a light-hearted diversion soon became a journey into the labyrinth of her life. Guided by her tasks and writing with breathtaking honesty, the author takes the reader on a journey full of surprises and tears and laughter. The Camino Letters tells the story of a woman opening herself to the ever-expanding universe, listening to the music of the journey, walking out loud.

Julie Kirkpatrick, a Canadian writer and lawyer, is the author of The Camino Letters: 26 Tasks on the Way to Finisterre (Pyxis Press, July 2010). Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Superior, she is the youngest of six children of a franco-Ontarian mother and anglophone father. Julie completed a B.A. and M.A. in Canadian Studies at Trent University before completing her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. As a student and young mother, Julie worked as a freelance writer and occasionally filled in as the Peterborough correspondent for CBC’s Ontario Morning.. She was also a founding editor of the quarterly literary journal, The Peterborough Review. In 2009, at the age of forty, Julie jumped ship and went on a long walk in Spain with her teenaged daughter. It was then that she discovered that she is a very good walker and she now thinks that someday she would like to walk across Canada just to see what would happen. She lives with her husband, award-winning book designer George Kirkpatrick, in Millbrook, Ontario.