Tuesday, March 19, 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph - Miles to Go

Title: Miles to Go: The Second Journal of the Walk Series
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 5, 2011)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 336
Genre: Fiction
Source: Library
Series: #2 of The Walk Series


Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea


Chapter 1

We plan our lives in long, unbroken stretches that intersect our dreams the way highways connect the city dots on a road map. But in the end we learn that life is lived in the side roads, alleys, and detours.

Alan Christoffersen’s diary

My name is Alan Christoffersen and this is the second journal of my walk. I’m writing from a hospital room in Spokane, Washington. I’m not sure how you came to be holding my book—truthfully, I don’t even know if you are—but if you’re reading my story, welcome to my journey.

You don’t know much about me. I’m a thirty-two-year-old former advertising executive, and sixteen days ago I walked away from my home in Bridle Trails, Seattle, leaving everything behind, which, frankly, wasn’t much by the time I started my trek. I’m walking to Key West, Florida—that’s about 3,500 miles, give or take a few steps.


Overview

Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, wakes one morning to find himself injured, alone, and confined to a hospital bed in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen days earlier, reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey in an effort to soothe his mind and heart. Carrying only a backpack, he planned to walk to Key West, the farthest destination on his map. But a vicious roadside stabbing has interrupted Alan’s trek and robbed him of his one source of solace: the ability to walk.

Homeless and facing months of difficult recovery, Alan has nowhere to turn—until a mysterious woman enters his life and invites him into her home. Generous and kind, Angel seems almost too good to be true, but all is not as it appears. Alan soon realizes that before he can return to his own journey, he must first help Angel with hers.

3 comments:

kelley jensen said...

Sounds good, I’d keep reading. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Nise' said...

Intro did not grab me, I'd have to read a bit more to decide if I'd continue reading.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Nope, not for me sadly. Hope you like it Nancy and thanks for sharing with the group.