The Salt Path

The Salt Path

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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"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780143134114
Branch Call Number: 921 WINN, RAYNOR
Characteristics: x, 270 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm


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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.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW May 19, 2019

This is a beautifully-written memoir that tells the story of a couple who, literally in the span of one week, receives a terminal illness diagnosis and also loses a court battle that results in them being booted off the farm they've owned for decades. Homeless and rudderless, they take to the South West Coast Path, a 600-odd mile coastal path through Devon and Cornwall. This made for an interesting read, as it was both about homelessness and societal perceptions of the homeless, and yet also about the natural beauty of the English coast and the way that reconnecting with the wild was, in some ways, the best thing that could have happened to them at this point in their lives. It's a thought-provoking read -- and it made me want to hop on the next plane to the UK and follow in their footsteps.


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