Miles To Go: The Second Journal of the Walk Series

Richard Paul Evans, Author
Richard Paul Evans. Simon & Schuster, $22 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4391-9137-8
Reviewed on: 07/04/2011
Release date: 04/01/2011
After Alan Christoffersen lost the life he made in Seattle (his wife, home, and career), he went on a walk. With this simple premise, Evans launched this life-affirming series, which has now sold over half a million copies. As the protagonist also reveals in Miles to Go, the intended destination, Key West, was chosen for being "simply the furthest point on the map" from his starting point. The second book begins with Christoffersen facing a major hurdle—after he is robbed and stabbed by several teenagers, he must learn how to walk again. Ultimately, a near-stranger takes him in until he heals. Evans has a gift for con-veying emotion through fictional dialogue. Besides being a story of hope and redemption, Miles to Go is a stand-alone page turner which will certainly hook many people on Evans' series. (April)
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