Saturday, October 17th, 3:00pm -- David Hlavsa

Orca is delighted to welcome back to the store David Hlavsa, head of the Theatre Arts Department at St. Martin's University and author of the new book "Walking Distance: Pilgrimage, Parenthood, Grief, and Home Repairs.

To strengthen their marriage and prepare them for parenthood, David and Lisa walk the Camino de Santiago, a 400-mile pilgrimage across the north of Spain.  But, as they discover, the pilgrimage doesn’t end in Santiago; it continues as they return home and face more difficult challenges: the stillbirth of their first son and Lisa’s harrowing second pregnancy. Walking Distance is a moving and disarmingly funny book, a good story with a happy ending—the safe arrival of David and Lisa’s second son, Benjamin.  David and Lisa get more than they bargained for, but they also get exactly what they wanted: a child, a solid marriage, and a richer life.

"Deeply inspiring. For some couples wanting a baby and having one is like a walk across a backyard garden sweet and swift. For others, it s a pilgrimage of passionate endurance. "Walking Distance "is a poignant and captivating account of a hard journey written with humor and humility by a loving husband and father."  Sherokee Ilse, author of "Empty Arms"

"'Walking Distance' is a profoundly unique memoir. David Hlavsa invites the reader into a sacred place where the numinous meets the secular, where humor and suffering intersect, and where life and death coalesce. Few literary pieces allow such an authentic glimpse into the world of profound love and loss."  Joanne Cacciatore, Founder, MISS Foundation, and Director, Center for Loss and Trauma"

Event date: 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave
Olympia, WA 98501
Walking Distance: Pilgrimage, Parenthood, Grief, and Home Repairs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781611861860
Published: Michigan State University Press - August 1st, 2015

An Actor Rehearses: What to Do When and Why Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781581154627
Published: Allworth - October 1st, 2006

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