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Walk to New York: A Journey Out of the Wilds of Canad

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published by Viking (first published 2004)
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"However, if one thing more than any other attracted me about traditional notions of pilgrimage, it was the suggestion that the spiritual is not just of the air and of the unseen but of the earth underfoot, that there is a transcendent, if not mystic, power in the mountains and forests and waters themselves, and even in the streets of the city. The idea that we absorb the best of the earth's energy through our feet is a correlative here - as is the notion that in dancing on the earth, the soles ...more
Bonnie Ferrante
From moose skeletons in a ditch to eccentric characters en route, Charles Wilkins takes us with him every step of the way from Thunder Bay to New York. His love of nature and people shines through in this fascinating memoir. Even though his toe nails fall, his feet become bloody messes, he loses an unhealthy amount of weight off his already slight body, and he has to walk backwards at times, through rainstorms, blizzards, and scorching heat, he refuses to stop and seldom rests. He seems d ...more
Danielle Vuong
This book made me want to go on a very, very long walk. I think I would have started from somewhere a little more interesting than Thunder Bay, but I am glad the author started there since I don't know that much about the northern part of my province and I definitely feel like I got to know it a lot better while reading this!
A great holiday when you can't go on one. Made more enjoyable when you have done some of the journey by any means and stayed for example in the hostel just outside of Thunderbay. It was such a pleasure to read and actual discover second hand. It is one I will share and keep on my bookcase.
I cant even imagine how liberating it must feel to just decide I m going to walk to new york, leave the house and start the journey! Amazing and inspiring, however I think I will start my journey with a walk to the grocery store and go from there :P
Megan C
I enjoyed this. It was sort of all over the place and a lot of ideas weren't fully developed but it was a nice book and a neat adventure. I wish I could walk from Ontario to New York.
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