The Salt Path

The Salt Path

Paperback - 2019
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"Just days after Raynor Winn learns that Moth, her husband of thirty-two years, is terminally ill, their house and farm are taken away, along with their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, through Devon and Cornwall. Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea, and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable and life-affirming journey. Powerfully written and unflinchingly honest, The Salt Path is ultimately a portrayal of home--how it can be lost, rebuilt, and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780143134114
Characteristics: x, 270 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm


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May 31, 2020

The pandemic has made this book all the more relevant. Every day is a gift. Go for a walk.

FPL_John Jan 29, 2020

I thought this book was good when I finished it, but the more I keep thinking about it, the more I realize it was great. It seems like it should have been boring, it's just about two people walking around. But the emotional journey it takes you on will stay with you long after you finish it. Moth and Wynn think they have lost everything, but on their walk they realize that as long as you are alive there is hope, and if there is hope there can be joy and happiness.

Sep 16, 2019

This is a beautiful story of love and resiliency in the face of illness and material loss. I don't think I will ever see a homeless person again in the same light. And if ever there were soulmates in this world, it would be Moth and Ray. These two share a wealth of love that no amount of money can buy. The book is an enduring testament to the regenerative power of nature on the human soul.

Aug 30, 2019

Beautifully written but at times a bit tedious/repetitive but perhaps this is how it must be written of the journey that Raynor and Moth took to find themselves. Now wonder what happened next. She seems to be successful in book and tours along the path but how did the entrance into uni work out?? Also seems that Moth is living still ??

Aug 24, 2019

A tedious account of bad choices. I cut my losses at page 70.

Aug 13, 2019

This book was a fantastic read. It’s made me think greatly about how we treat homeless people and how fortunate I’ve been to always have a roof over my head. The journey of this couple was truly inspiring and beautifully written.


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