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A Pilgrimage to Eternity

Part travel memoir, part history, part spiritual reflection—A Pilgrimage to Eternity is wholly enjoyable.

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Review of ‘A Pilgrimage to Eternity’

Timothy Egan is Irish Catholic, thoroughly lapsed. A well-read skeptic and New York Times columnist, Egan shares a telling anecdote about his mother. On her deathbed, she still wasn’t sure how she felt about the afterlife. “I’m not feeling it, Timmy,” she told him. “I don’t know what to believe or what’s ahead.” He doesn’t…

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