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The Resource Two Steps Forward

Two Steps Forward

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Two Steps Forward
Title
Two Steps Forward
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by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist
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2 steps forward
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Language
eng
Summary
'A delightful tale of renewal and shedding unnecessary burdens...This is sure to be loved by fans of The Rosie Project and it's enough to put the Camino at the top of your travel wishlist.' Herald Sun 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. Fate took the form of a silver scallop shell in the window of an antique store in the medieval French town of Cluny. It was laying on its back as if waiting for Boticelli's Venus, luring her with a cluster of coloured stones at one end of a white enamel edge. I was compulsively drawn to it. Maybe the universe was sending me a message; more likely it was my head being in another time zone. I had been travelling for twenty-four hours since I walked out of my home in Los Angeles for the last time. Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist has been optioned by Fox Searchlight with Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman producing it through A Very Good Production.Graeme Simsion is the internationally bestselling author of The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect and The Best of Adam Sharp. Anne Buist is chair of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and author of the Natalie King psychological thrillers. They live together in Melbourne. 'The novel explores themes of forgiveness and self-discovery with gentle humour...A feel-good, mature romance that explores what we need to let go of to move forward.' Books+Publishing 'I enjoyed every moment of this informative, funny and sweet novel.' Readings'A novel of mature love and self-discovery set against the scenic backdrop of the pilgrims' walk' Age'There's so much to love about this novel, which is smart and funny and full of the awkwardness and adrenaline of adventure and new romance.' Whimn 'Fans of The Rosie Project might recognise shades of Don Tillman...Compelling reading...[A] cast of entertaining and eccentric characters...The book's momentum never flags...[An] entertaining and refreshingly unpredictable romance.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Sometimes, you just have to feel—to go with what the Way or a book like this one makes you feel. This one made me feel uplifted. I hope it does the same for you too.' Pop.edit.lit 'Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist keep it in the family with their co­written novel Two Steps Forward (Text, October), a romantic comedy told in alternating chapters from the point of view of two wounded souls trekking the Spanish pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago.' Books+Publishing
Summary
An artist reeling from her husband's sudden death and an engineer recovering from a messy divorce embark on the centuries-old Camino de Santiago pilgrim route from France to Spain, tackling unanticipated challenges and their own difficulties with trusting strangers along the way
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Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
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10585299
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ANL
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  • Simsion, Graeme
  • Buist, Anne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Buist, Anne
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  • Literature
Target audience
adult
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Two Steps Forward
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:31a4d883-2676-4a7f-8137-f513b08f957d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925410976
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Two Steps Forward
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:31a4d883-2676-4a7f-8137-f513b08f957d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925410976
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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