Two Steps Onward

Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist

Three years after any hope for their transatlantic relationship fizzled out, Californian illustrator Zoe and Northern English engineer Martin have another opportunity to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims. This
time they won’t be walking the well-travelled Camino but the Chemin d’Assise, the path from rural France to Rome.

And this time, rather than each setting off solo in search of themselves, they will be together, accompanying Zoe’s outspoken college friend Camille—who, despite her terminal illness, insists she will walk all of the trail to seek an audience with the Pope at the end of the journey. And they will be accompanied by Martin’s daughter Sarah, whose own life may be about to fall to bits…

Two Steps Onward is a wise, witty and wine-filled sequel to Graeme Simsion’s and Anne Buist’s bestseller about walking the Camino, Two Steps Forward. It is a novel about the challenge of walking a great distance
to figure out what you really want. It’s about helping the people you love, and knowing when to let them go. Most of all, it’s about seizing the second chances life offers.

A novel of mature love and self-discovery set against the scenic backdrop of the pilgrims walk.’ Age

- Age on Two Steps Forward

‘A beautifully crafted tale of love, self-acceptance and blisters.’ Sunday Express

- Sunday Express on Two Steps Forward


Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist

Graeme Simsion is the internationally bestselling author of The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect and The Rosie Result, as well as The Best of Adam Sharp. He co-authored Two Steps Forward with Anne Buist.

Anne Buist is the author of the psychological thrillers Dangerous to Know, Medea’s Curse, This I Would Kill For, and The Long Shadow, and co-author of Two Steps Forward. She is Professor of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.

Text Publishing

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Text has been awarded the ABIA Small Publisher of the Year three times and won the Leading Edge Books Small Publisher of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

Two Steps Onward