Tales of the Camino
I want to walk on roads that have been walked by a million feet and add mine to the multitude. I want to think about the fact that each step carried the hopes or prayers or perhaps just the distracted thoughts of millions of pilgrims dating back to the ninth century.
Many books cover Santiago de Compostela, the medieval pilgrimage route through northern Spain. Distinguishing itself, William Ross Newland’s Tales of the Camino provides historical context alongside a deeply personal perspective and lifelong love for Spain.
Along the trail, he meets and relates the tales of modern-day fellow pilgrims, which are in turns both comic and moving. Each pilgrim has an intention, be it religious or deeply personal, of lost loves and relatives, of hopes and prayers for renewal or thanks. You’ll find yourself immersed and fascinated with Newland’s journey in this moving, thought-provoking, and culturally rich travel memoir.