Two Steps Forward is the feelgood novel of the year from Graeme Simsion, author of the Rosie books and his wife, Anne Buist.
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.
`Simsion and Australian psychiatrist Buist have written an
insightful study of loss, grief, and the possibility of romance
after.' * Library Journal *
`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 *
`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 *
`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 co-written 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 *
`This book was difficult to put down until the very end.' * Big Issue *
`Simsion and Buist are Camino veterans who add detail and authority to their novel.' * Adelaide Advertiser *
`This is the sort of book that you can easily imagine being filmed, with strong set pieces, gorgeous scenery, and lots of heart and humour.' * Booktopian *
`A beautifully crafted tale of love, self-acceptance and blisters'
* Sunday Express *
`charming, uplifting' The People
* The People *
`charming and absorbing'
* Daily Mail *
* Good Housekeeping *
`...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.'
* Press Association *