Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Walk: 4 Stars

The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

Alan Christoffersen is living the life in Seattle. He's happily married to the woman of his dreams, he just bought a beautiful home, and he runs a business with his best friend. But when his wife falls ill, Alan heads down a path in which he loses it all.

Widowed, jobless, and homeless, Alan decides to head off on a walk: a walk across the country.

This was an amazing story of a man in mourning who decided that he was ready for something new. Not sure of where to go or what to do, Alan decides to make a journey to find himself. Along the way, he sees a world he's seemed to have missed before. He meets people and enjoys the journey for the most part.  He runs into several obstacles along the way, each teaching him something new.

The Walk ends in Spokane, where I live, so that is kind of fun. But that's not were Alan's journey ends. The series of books takes him across the rest of the country.

I enjoyed this book because it was one man who faced the worst possible situation in his life and decided to do something rather than shut down. It wasn't necessarily just picking back up and starting over, but his was his way of coping and hoping to find peace somewhere along the way. Will he find what's he searches for?  I guess I need to read the rest of the series!

Rating: PG

Recommended for those who enjoy: coping, journeys, and thought-provoking books.

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