Title: The Walk
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: April 6, 2010
Size: 304 pages, 5×8, hardcover
Alan Christofferson is a successful Seattle advertising executive who seems to have it all: a beautiful home, a sky-rocketing career, and an idyllic marriage to his childhood sweetheart, McKale. However, unbeknownst to him, on the day that Alan successfully pitches a three million dollar advertising campaign to a key account, events are already unfolding that will soon take from him everything he holds dear.
Within a few short weeks, Alan Christofferson loses everything: his company, his fortune, and even the woman he loves. Betrayed by his business partner, Kyle, stripped of most of his material possessions and all of his emotional connections, Alan is left adrift in a world that has suddenly grown cold and meaningless. At first he considers taking his own life; instead, equipped with little more than the clothes on his back and his diary, he sets off on a walk across America, from Seattle to Florida. The Walk covers the first 12 days of Alan’s journey, which will take him over 250 miles, from Bellevue, WA to Spokane, WA. As he journeys across the country, Alan will learn how to move beyond despair toward a profoundly new understanding of life, helped along the way by the unexpected kindness of strangers.
The Walk is the first of a new series that tells the poignant and inspirational tale of an advertising executive who loses everything, and decides to embark on an unforgettable journey that is as life-altering as it is life-affirming.