Wednesday, August 09, 2017
The Mission Walker, a review
It is rare that I find it hard to put down a nonfiction book but I found myself carrying The Mission Walker with me from room to room as I had a chance to read further. It is exceptionally good reading that happens to be true. I loved this book.
It begins when Edie Littlefield Sundby is diagnosed with cancer and given three months to live. Which does not seem the stuff interesting adventure books are made. It is the story of Edie overcoming cancer not once... but twice. We are there with her in the beginning during her treatments but the part of the story that is impossible to stop reading is when she is walking the trails.
If there is a mantra she tells herself, it is "If I am moving then I am alive". So after her first cancer treatments are surprisingly successful, Edie decides to walk the 800 Mile northern part of the Historic California Mission Trail. When the cancer returns two years later, she decides it is time to walk the El Camino Real from its' origin in Loreto, Mexico to the U. S. border. This time with only one lung.
When Edie is walking the trail, she makes us feel as if we are there. I just had to keep reading to see what would happen next. Did she complete the trail? I will leave that for readers to discover. I can't recommend this book enough. Not only is it an interesting read but it is also inspirational for anyone who feels like giving up on life as the author shares her faith as well as her determination.
The Mission Walker was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.
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