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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Two Steps Forward
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'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.' (Synopsis)

Notes

  • Author's note: This book was inspired by the people who walked with us, who welcomed us, and who mark and care for The Way. We hope it will inspire others to undertake their own journeys.

  • Epigraph: There is a time for departure, even when there is no certain place to go. - Tennessee Williams

    Midlife is when you reach the top of the ladder and find that it was against the wrong wall.- Joseph Campbell

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 .
      image of person or book cover 3141352727948294766.jpg
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      Extent: 368p.
      Description: illus., map
      Reprinted: 2018
      Note/s:
      • Published 2 October 2017

      ISBN: 9781925498776
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      William Morrow ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 358p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 May 2018
      ISBN: 9780062843111

Other Formats

  • Sound recording. (Wavesound)
  • Large print.
  • Sound recording.(HarperAudio)

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist Jessica Zibung , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2019 16682133 2019 single work criticism
Pilgrims’ Progress One Stage at a Time Mandy Sayer , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1 October 2017; (p. 21)

'The list of literary couples is a distinguished one: Percy and Mary Shelley, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, to name a few. Curiously, none of the just-mentioned duos ever wrote and published a book together. Whether due to differing prose styles or competing egos — or both — cohabiting and co-writing is highly uncommon.' (Introduction)

Pilgrims’ Progress One Stage at a Time Mandy Sayer , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1 October 2017; (p. 21)

'The list of literary couples is a distinguished one: Percy and Mary Shelley, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, to name a few. Curiously, none of the just-mentioned duos ever wrote and published a book together. Whether due to differing prose styles or competing egos — or both — cohabiting and co-writing is highly uncommon.' (Introduction)

y separately published work icon Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist Jessica Zibung , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2019 16682133 2019 single work criticism
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