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The Desert Pilgrim, Mary Swander

Author:    Mary Swander

Title:   The Desert Pilgrim

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Ice Cube Press September 2008

ISBN Number:    1888160330 / 9781888160338

Seller ID:   20110711188739

In this exquisite memoir, critically acclaimed writer Mary Swander recounts her extraordinary trek from suffering to emotional, physical, and spiritual recovery. After a car accident left her almost completely paralyzed and in chronic pain with no medical cure in sight, Swandera lapsed Catholic, without any family to speak ofheaded for New Mexico in search of the alternative medicine that the region is known for. Amid the stark beauty of the desert, she meets two unusual healers: Father Sergei, a Russian Orthodox monk who helps restore her faith, and Lu, a "curandera," whose herbal remedies help restore her body. Using her own transcendent experiences, Swander weaves an investigation into the history of healing and such mystics as Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi, and Hildegard of Bingen. Beautifully written, "The Desert Pilgrim" shows readers how to restore their faith in the modern world and how to believe in miracles again.

Price = 19.95 USD

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