PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — Australian author and journalist Stephanie Dale will discuss and sign copies of her new travel memoir, "My Pilgrim's Heart," at the Field Library in Peekskill from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Dale will discuss the book, which chronicles her inner and outer journey on her long walk with her young son from Rome to Israel through the Balkans and into the Middle East, as part of the Peekskill Open Studios festival weekend.
"'My Pilgrim's Heart' ignites the kinds of conversations we need to be having at this point in the human story — conversations about obligation, maturity and fear, and we need to be having these conversations not only with others, but with ourselves,” Dale said. "The journey gave me three great gifts: It taught me how to hold my center, regardless of the demands of anyone else; it matured me as a mother; and by facing down the stories that swirled unconsciously in my mind, it taught me to be brave."
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase after her presentation.