"[W]hen Maria Schell and her father, Donald, decided to walk the famous Camino to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, they found that the way of the pilgrim is full of unexpected and challenging bumps, detours, humorous turns, and moments of grace. In their evocative and complementary styles, father and daughter write of their physical trek across Spain, and of their spiritual journey of discovery of the self and of the other". -- back cover.
"In July of 1998 my younger daughter walked the pilgrimage to Santiago in Spain, and I went with her. This book will tell part of our story, an account of our walk. It is a progress report. More than we knew at the time, Maria and I walked because we both had work to do, some of it our own, some of it together. My work was to walk out of a depression". -- p. 1.
"Maria Schell s a writer and journalist. Donald Schell is rector of Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco."