Two Steps Forward

Two Steps Forward

A Novel

eBook - 2018
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A story of mid-life and second chances from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and his wife Anne BuistSoon to be a film produced by Ellen DeGeneresTwo misfits walk 2,000 kilometres along the Camino de Santiago to find themselves and, perhaps, each other along the way.Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past—for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce. Looking to make a new start, each sets out alone to walk two thousand kilometres from Cluny to Santiago, in northwestern Spain, in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the Camino—the Way—for centuries. The Camino changes you, it's said. It's a chance to find a new version of yourself. But can these two very different people find each other? In this smart, funny and romantic journey, Martin's and Zoe's stories are told in alternating chapters by husband-and-wife team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist. Two Steps Forward is a novel about renewal—physical, psychological and spiritual. It's about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it's about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9781443455640
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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haelle_
Jul 13, 2018

I enjoyed this read. Being a fan of Simsion’s earlier book , “The Rosie Project”, I knew this would be special.
A story of a grieving widow and a divorced dad weaved together all while educating on the popular European trek ‘the Camino’ (or Chemin).

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newdog
Jun 28, 2018

Another great book from the author of "The Rosie Project". This book guides the reader on an inward journey of introspection. I found myself completely absorbed.

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IrishMoon
Jun 27, 2018

Rather than being exciting, this book was calming, meditative, thought provoking, and inspiring. I was totally absorbed in their journeys and didn't want to put the book down. In fact, I was so absorbed, I completed the book in 2 short evenings. I highly recommend it!

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janestream
Jun 27, 2018

A somewhat quick read that will inspire you to look up the places travelled through in the novel, and maybe even lead to your own Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.

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Margush
May 06, 2018

I always admire (being sarcastic here) someone’s ability to talk a lot and say nothing. 50 pages later I found myself knowing 4 names and the fact that two people were traveling. That’s it. The first 50 pages are all over the place - a broken trolley, a French village, some families, some people, some sellers...what a disaster, really.

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