A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in the Search of Faith with Tim Egan

As the days grow shorter and nights stretch longer, head into winter with new books that explore and celebrate the natural wonders of the world! Join Village Books and North Cascades Institute in welcoming award-winning writers to Fairhaven to share their latest works. From memoir to natural history, travelogue to nature poetry, regional history to environmental issues, you'll learn more about our wondrous planet through the voices of our country's most gifted authors in this series of free readings.
When 07:00 PM 08:30 PM Nov 01, 2019
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Where Bellingham High School
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During a time when America, and much of Europe are increasingly secular, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author, Timothy Egan set out to reckon with his own beliefs. Prompted by his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church and in the wake of his mother’s death, Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers.

A Pilgrimage to Eternity traces his deeply personal, modern pilgrimage through a European dreamscape—the 1,000-mile-long Via Francigena. On his journey, Egan charts the history of Western Christianity by visiting the people and places that shaped the religion, all the while exploring one of the biggest stories of our time: the collapse of religion in the world that it created.

Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of eight other books, most recently The Immortal Irishman, a New York Times bestseller. His book on the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, won a National Book Award for nonfiction. His account of photographer Edward Curtis, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, won the Carnegie Medal for nonfiction. He writes a biweekly opinion column for The New York Times.

Tickets are available at Village Books or Eventbrite and are $35 for one person, which includes a copy of A Pilgrimage to Eternity OR $45 for 2 people and one copy of A Pilgrimage to Eternity.