The salt path

by Winn, Raynor,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
"Polished, poignant... an inspiring story of true love."-- Entertainment Weekly

A BEST BOOK OF 2019, NPR's Book Concierge
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD
OVER 400,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

The true story of a couple who lost everything and embarked on a transformative journey walking the South West Coast Path in England

Just days after Raynor Winn learns that Moth, her husband of thirty-two years, is terminally ill, their house and farm are taken away, along with their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, through Devon and Cornwall.

Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea, and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable and life-affirming journey. Powerfully written and unflinchingly honest, The Salt Path is ultimately a portrayal of home--how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Winn and her husband, Moth, worked hard to build a rural life in Wales. In a matter of weeks, it all unraveled due to a friend's bad investment advice. Homeless and penniless in midlife, and with their children away at university and unable to offer any support, the couple exercised the only option available: keep moving. With nothing to lose, they set off on a 630-mile hike tracing the coast of southwest England. Complicating matters further, Moth is slowly dying from a Parkinson's-like disease. Funny thing, though: the fresh air and exertion prove beneficial, and only when they take a winter hiatus does Moth fall really ill. As they trek, the author's disillusionment falls away. As though scrubbed clean by the salt air, she and Moth begin to cobble together plans for a new life. Though the two never seem to bicker, Winn quickly dispels romantic notions about the trip, describing pelting rains; cold, sleepless nights; and stomach-grinding hunger when they run out of food (or money). A beautifully written and deeply satisfying read.--Joan Curbow Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Winn, Raynor.
Homeless persons -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Husband and wife -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Hikers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Life change events -- Great Britain.
Terminally ill -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Wilderness survival -- Great Britain.
South West Coast Path (England)
Biographies.
Publisher [New York, New York] :2019
Language English
Description x, 270 pages : map ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780143134114
0143134116
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