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The Resource The book of wanderings : a mother-daughter pilgrimage, Kimberly Meyer

The book of wanderings : a mother-daughter pilgrimage, Kimberly Meyer

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The book of wanderings : a mother-daughter pilgrimage
Title
The book of wanderings
Title remainder
a mother-daughter pilgrimage
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly Meyer
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
To a mother and daughter on an illuminating pilgrimage, this is what the desert said: Carry only what you need. Burn what can't be saved. Leave the remnants as an offering. When Kimberly Meyer gave birth to her first daughter, Ellie, during her senior year of college, the bohemian life of exploration she had once imagined for herself was lost in the responsibilities of single motherhood. For years, both mother and daughter were haunted by how Ellie came into being--Kimberly through a restless ache for the world beyond, Ellie through a fear of abandonment. Longing to bond with Ellie, now a college student, and longing, too, to rediscover herself, Kimberly sets off with her daughter on a quest for meaning across the globe. Leaving behind the rhythms of ordinary life in Houston, Texas, they dedicate a summer to retracing the footsteps of Felix Fabri, a medieval Dominican friar whose written account of his travels resonates with Kimberly. Their mother-daughter pilgrimage takes them to exotic destinations infused with mystery, spirituality, and rich history-from Venice to the Mediterranean through Greece and partitioned Cyprus, to Israel and across the Sinai Desert with Bedouin guides, to the Palestinian territories and to Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt. In spare and gorgeous prose, The Book of Wanderings tells the story of Kimberly and Ellie's journey, and of the intimate, lasting bond they forge along the way. A meditation on stripping away the distractions, on simplicity, on how to live, this is a vibrant memoir with the power to both transport readers to far-off lands and to bring them in closer connection with themselves. It will appeal to anyone who has contemplated the road not taken, who has experienced the gnawing feeling that there is something more, who has faced the void-of offspring leaving, of mortality looming, of searching for someplace that feels, finally, like home
Summary
When Kimberly Meyer gave birth to her first daughter, Ellie, during her senior year of college, the bohemian life of exploration she had once imagined for herself was lost in the responsibilities of single motherhood. For years, both mother and daughter were haunted by how Ellie came into being-Kimberly through a restless ache for the world beyond, Ellie through a fear of abandonment. Longing to bond with Ellie, now a college student, and longing, too, to rediscover herself, Kimberly sets off with her daughter on a quest for meaning across the globe
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10409824
Cataloging source
IHE
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Meyer, Kimberly
Dewey number
910.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Meyer, Kimberly
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Fabri, Felix
  • Voyages and travels
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages
Target audience
adult
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a mother-daughter pilgrimage.
Label
The book of wanderings : a mother-daughter pilgrimage, Kimberly Meyer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904964244
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780316251211
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)904964244
Label
The book of wanderings : a mother-daughter pilgrimage, Kimberly Meyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904964244
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780316251211
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)904964244

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