Two Steps Forward

 tale of love, self-acceptance, and blisters
from Graeme Simsion, 
author of The Rosie Project, and his wife Anne Buist

Optioned for film by Fox Searchlight with Ellen DeGeneres producing

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 de Compostela, 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, and a new beginning. But can these two very different people find themselves? Will they 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.

‘Charming and absorbing’ Daily Mail

Sleepless in Seattle meets Wild … a beautifully crafted tale of love, self-acceptance, and blisters’ Sunday Express

‘An authentic and diverting read that will make you want to put on your walking boots and book a one-way ticket to Southern France’ Liverpool Echo

‘Entertaining and refreshingly unpredictable’ The Sydney Morning Herald

A novel of mature love and self-discovery’ The Age

‘A fun misadventure of misunderstandings’ The New Daily

Graeme and Anne

Graeme Simsion is the internationally bestselling author of The Rosie ProjectThe Rosie Effect and The Best of Adam SharpAnne Buist is chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and author of the psychological thrillers, Medea’s Curse, Dangerous to Know and This I Would Kill For. /
@GraemeSimsion / @anneebuist

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