The Year We Seized the Day

The Year We Seized the Day

A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino

Book - 2010
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"Two writers, barely acquainted, seize the day and set off on an 800-kilometre hike along the ancient Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail. With its history and legends of Templar Knights, Holy Grails and bandits, there's bound to be a book in it! But what happens when two vastly different people find themselves confronting their pasts--and each other--beneath the stark glare of midsummer heatwaves?"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Arena Books, 2010, c2007
ISBN: 9781742372952
1742372953
Characteristics: 321 p. : map ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Bowles, Colin

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andrea_gregus
Mar 18, 2013

Cute book. Easy read - great travel/beach/cottage read. Funny and touching in parts.

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LynneonLacroix
Aug 17, 2012

Enjoyable read. This is the second Camino book we have read during lazy days at the cottage over the last few years. This one was definitely funnier, although gets quite dark as Colin, the funny author, struggles with some issues. My husband spent a fair amount of time in chuckles and loud guffaws while reading! The unfamiliar (for most Canadians) Australian perspective was refreshing.

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NikNazK
Feb 19, 2012

I came across this book quite by accident when I was looking up travel books to Spain. It was a delightful surprise, I enjoyed how the book went back and forth between the two different voices and perspectives. While I felt I was accompanying the authors on their individual journeys and their walk, I didn't full bombarded by too many details. A good amount of humour and depth. It's the kind of book that you will enjoy if you're in the right head space. Enjoy.

Chitownchica Aug 09, 2011

Kinda drags towards the middle, and I got tired of the whining from both authors, but compared to other titles on the same journey, it was definitely interesting.

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