Two Steps Forward

A Novel

by Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist

On Sale: 03/20/2018

Two Steps Forward

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Two Steps Forward

A Novel

by Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist

On Sale: 03/20/2018


About the Book

A story of mid-life and second chances from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and his wife Anne Buist

Soon to be a film produced by Ellen DeGeneres

Two 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.

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Critical Praise

“The story resonates with authenticity . . . . With wit and wisdom, Simsion and Buist have crafted a novel that will have readers wanting to walk a Camino of their own.”
  - Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval and Legendary

“Simsion and Australian psychiatrist Buist have written an insightful study of loss, grief, and the possibility of romance after.” - Library Journal

“Charming and absorbing.” - Daily Mail (UK)

“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

“[An] entertaining and refreshingly unpredictable romance.” - Sydney Morning Herald

Praise for the internationally bestselling novels of Graeme Simsion -  

“Move over Sheldon Cooper. There’s a brilliant, socially inept scientist poised to win over a huge audience, and his name is Don Tillman...this rom-com is bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and intentional humor.” (A-) - Entertainment Weekly

“An utterly winning screwball comedy.” - NPR


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443455633
  • ISBN 10: 1443455636
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 03/20/2018
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:22.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Media Tie-In
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Humorous / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Romance / General

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