We have recently received a new book on this transformative walk, Camino Letters by Julie Kirkpatrick.
"It’s very simple: this book is a quiet masterpiece. Wrought of searing honesty, pain, and humour, these exquisite letters walk a path of brave humility and surrender. They ache with agonies, laugh with magic, bless with insight, and open to the whispered songs of grace. They are dances of sorrow, love, and spirit. They are frozen music, sketches of the divine on earth. This book is a gift."
Alison Wearing, author of Honeymoon in Purdah: An Iranian Journey
I'm off then : losing and finding myself on the Camino de Santiago (2009)
by Hape Kerkeling
Overweight, overworked, and physically unfit, Kerkeling was an unlikely candidate to make an arduous pilgrimage across the French Alps. But that didn't stop him from trying, which he describes in this humorous and inspiring travelogue. (Syndetics)
Walking the Camino de Santiago : [from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela and on to Finisterre] (2009) by Bethan Davies
Smoothing your way with step-by-step instructions, detailed sketch maps and profile charts, this guide lets you into Spain's cultural and culinary secrets, includes a detailed, illustrated wildlife section, and gives you all the practical information you need for a hassle-free pilgrimage. (Sydetics)
What the psychic told the pilgrim : a midlife misadventure on Spain's Camino de Santiago Compostela by Jane Christmas
To celebrate her 50th birthday and face the challenges of mid-life, Jane Christmas joins 14 women to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Despite a psychic’s warning of catfights, death, and a sexy, fair-haired man, Christmas soldiers on. After a week of squabbles, the group splinters and the real adventure begins. (Syndetics)
The roads to Santiago : the medieval pilgrim routes through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela (2008) by Derry Brabbs
Brabbs traces the four main routes within France leading to Santiago de Compostella, the third most important pilgrimage destination for medieval travelers. His photographs of the journeys are breathtaking, showing the tiny towns and grand cathedrals where the pilgrims took, and still take, shelter. (syndetics)
A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago: St Jean, Roncesvalles, Santiago by John Brierley
Now updated to include newer maps and photos and weighing less to support carefree traveling, these comprehensive guidebooks to the Camino de Santiago and its offshoots contain all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of St. James. (Syndetics)