Nearly thirty years after his first book, The Good Rain, which took to the road in exploration of the Northwest, beloved Seattle writer Timothy Egan, several books along the way, including the National Book Award-winning The Worst Hard Time, takes to a very particular course of travel in his beautifully-written new book, A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith (Viking).
“From the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, a pilgrimage to find religion—or truth, or the way—that pleasingly blends memoir, travelogue, and history. …Finding people and places warm and welcoming in each village and city, allowing himself to be amazed, lingering to rest blistered feet, and discovering soul-stirring spots–all this kept Egan pushing on, and readers will be thankful for his determination. A joy and a privilege to read.” —Kirkus Reviews.
“What a wondrous work! Somehow Egan has pulled together what seems like the entire history of Christianity, the scenes and succulents of much of Europe and his own personal story into an engrossing narrative. This beautifully written and totally clear-eyed account of his pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome will have you wondering whether we should all embark on such a journey, either of the body, the soul or, as in Egan’s case, both.” –Cokie Roberts.
Presented by ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY and SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL FOR THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY.
Tickets include a copy of A Pilgrimage to Eternity ($35 admits one person, $40 admits two people to the event).