The Walk

The Walk

Book - 2010
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What would you do if you lost everything--your job, your home, and the love of your life--all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he's tempted by his darkest thoughts but then decides to take a walk, heading for the farthest point on his map: Key West, Florida. The people he encounters along the way, and the lessons they share with him, will save his life.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2010
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439187319
1439187312
Characteristics: vi, 289 p. : map ; 21 cm

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RescueDog
May 24, 2018

Evans is an amazing writer. I never feel like I’m reading a novel when I read his books. I have to see the disclaimer that it’s a work of fiction because it seems like such a true story. I absolutely believe while I’m reading, that the main character actually lived this story & is telling it to me personally.

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1oneup
Sep 20, 2016

This series is one of my favorites. The first book in the series is also the title of the series. Waiting for the next in the series was so hard. I just needed to find out what happened next. I have travelled around the U.S. quite a bit so it was fun to read about the places Alan visited on his walk that I had also visited. My husband also liked this series.

teddypawz Sep 20, 2014

This is my second Richard Paul Evans book. He truly has a writing gift. No smut, murder, or gore to be read here. I simply could not put this book down! It is about a man who has it all and loses it all. Decides to take the journey of a lifetime. On his walk he encounters people of all walks of life who make him think about why we are here. I can not wait to get the next book in this series.

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mamariccardi
Jun 24, 2014

I just started this series. This book hooked me from the first chapter. It is certainly a thought provoking subject. Mr. Paul spins a wonderful story. I can hardly wait to get to the 3rd book.

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lucyreviews
Jun 21, 2014

I was happy to be able to read this book from beginning to end without putting it down. Evans draws you into a journey which you must walk with him. A great book from a great author!

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marienona
Jun 11, 2014

a great book! I am reading the 2nd one in the series now.

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timeforfun
Nov 16, 2012

Enjoyed book

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picturistic
Jul 19, 2012

Really enjoyed reading this book.

WendyKeyes Jun 29, 2012

In a word: Beautiful. Evans understands the all consuming despair of loss and illustrates that there is hope in the end. This would be a really valuable read for anyone going through grief counselling or working through grief.

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versigirl
Jun 26, 2012

A cute fast read with some great lines about life- if you can get past the blurbs on God and religion.

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scavinsk2016 Jun 10, 2014

"You don't think of it, but our perception of ourselves is what we see from pictures or the mirror-always two dimensional. I realized that I had never really seen myself before. Not the way others see me." Page 256

scavinsk2016 Jun 10, 2014

"The assumption of time is one of humanity's greatest follies. We tell ourselves that there's always tomorrow, when we can no more predict tomorrow than we can the weather. Procrastination is the thief of dreams." Page 122

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scavinsk2016 Jun 18, 2014

When Alan Christoffersen loses his wife, house, cars, and business, he is hopelessly lost inside a world of despair. But instead of giving in, he decides to pack only the essentials, and walk from Seattle, Washington to Key West, Florida. Along the route he crosses paths with unexpected friends, who helps him see the bright side of life.

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