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Raynor Winn, The Salt Path

If I was a better person, I would've reread Raynor Winn's memoir-y  The Salt Path  before posting these notes, but.... The thing is, I loved this book when I read it during the interregnum, during the long months of COVID that I wasn't posting on the blog. It's sweet and tough and clear-eyed, and I've recommended it to so many people IRL that it just doesn't make sense not to say something here. A precis: not long after Raynor Winn and her husband Moth learn that he has a terminal illness, they lose their family home which provided them with their income. Homeless, unemployed, and facing an uncertain path toward Moth's certain death, the logical move is for these two 50+ non-hikers to walk the 630-mile coastal path from Taunton, in Somerset, to Pencarrow Head, in Dorset. Things go wrong, things go right, but the path and the world remain, and they finish their very long walk together. And it's stunning. Moth's cranky but determined, Raynor canny but

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