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THE BOOKSHELF: Check out Walking on Water at Palo Verde Valley District Library
Four years ago Richard Paul Evans embarked on his Walk series in which Alan Christoffersen decided to walk from Seattle, Washington to the furthermost point in the United States ó Key West, Florida. Now, in his fifth and final volume, Walking on Water, Evansís loyal readers will find out how the trek concludes.
Four years ago Richard Paul Evans embarked on his Walk series in which Alan Christoffersen decided to walk from Seattle, Washington to the furthermost point in the United States ó Key West, Florida. Now, in his fifth and final volume, Walking on Water, Evansís loyal readers will find out how the trek concludes.
Rosita Smith


Four years ago Richard Paul Evans embarked on his Walk series in which Alan Christoffersen decided to walk from Seattle, Washington to the furthermost point in the United States - Key West, Florida. Now, in his fifth and final volume, Walking on Water, Evans's loyal readers will find out how the trek concludes.

At the end of volume four, A Step of Faith, Alan had reached the northern border of Florida when he was called back to Pasadena, California to be with his father who had suffered a heart attack.

Volume five, Walking on Water, picks up in Pasadena where Alan was with his dad when he passed away. After settling his father's affairs, and some deep soul-searching, Alan returned to Florida determined to complete his original plan to make it to the end of the southernmost Florida Keys. It takes the care of a new friend - and the unexpected reappearance of an old one - for Alan to reach the end of his journey and embark upon a new life.

Walking on Water is a novel, based on real events, and places. Evans and his oldest daughter, Jenna, traveled the route, met the people, experienced tornados, a buffalo stampede; visited alligators and their swampy homes; climbed lighthouses and wandered through cemeteries and hospitals. They also met and broke bread with the wide swath of mankind that makes our nation so diverse and interesting, giving the author a broad canvas upon which to paint his words.

Richard Paul Evans has more than 20 New York Times bestsellers to his name. There are more than 17 million copies of his books in print worldwide translated into more than 24 languages. Evans has amassed more awards than can be printed on this page.

Walking on Water can be found in the new fiction section of the Palo Verde Valley Library under Evans. Evans is such a popular author that there may be a waiting list for his book. If so, ask to be put on the waiting list. You will be notified when your turn has come.

The Palo Verde Valley Library sits at the corner of Chanslorway and Broadway in Blythe, California. There is a parking lot at the rear of the library for your safety.

Library hours - weekdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sunday, closed.


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