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The Wildwater Walking Club

The Wildwater Walking Club

(2009)
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Just put one foot in front of the other. Sounds simple, doesn't it? But when Noreen Kelly takes a buyout from her job of eighteen years and gets dumped by her boyfriend in one fell swoop, she finds it hard to know what that next step is--never mind take it. At first Noreen thinks maybe her redundancy package could be an opportunity, a chance to figure out what to do with the rest of her life while her company foots the bill. Sure, she may have gotten high to "Witchy Woman" and grooved to "Sweet Baby James" back when James Taylor had hair, but she isn't ready for her AARP card. Not yet.

But it's the first time in a great many years that Noreen has time to herself--and she has no idea what to do with it. When she realizes that she's mistaken her resume for her personality, Noreen knows that she has to get moving, so she puts on a new pair of sneakers and a seriously outdated pair of exercise pants, and walks. She doesn't get very far at first--just to the end of her street, Wildwater Way--but she perseveres, and when she's joined by her neighbors Tess and Rosie, Noreen realizes that walking is not an extreme sport. It can actually be fun.



As the Wildwater women walk and talk, and talk and walk, they tally their steps, share their secrets, and learn what women everywhere are finding out--that time flies and getting fit is actually fun when you're walking with friends. Throw in a road trip to Seattle for a lavender festival, a career-coaching group that looks like a bad sequel to The Breakfast Club, a clothesline controversy that could only happen in the 'burbs, plenty of romantic twists and turns, and a quirky multigenerational cast of supporting characters, and the result is an experience that's heartfelt, exuberant, and above all, real.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Wildwater Walking Club (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Claire Cook
ISBN: 1-4104-1739-5 / 978-1-4104-1739-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Wildwater Walking Club
Author(s): Claire Cook
ISBN: 1-4013-4089-X / 978-1-4013-4089-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Voice
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Wildwater Walking Club
Author(s): Claire Cook
ISBN: 0-9899210-4-2 / 978-0-9899210-4-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Marshbury Beach Books
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Wildwater Walking Club
Author(s): Claire Cook
ISBN: 1-4013-4123-3 / 978-1-4013-4123-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Voice
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Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Wildwater Walking Club
Author(s): Claire Cook
ISBN: 1-60998-809-4 / 978-1-60998-809-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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May 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Wildwater Walking Club
Author(s): Claire Cook
ISBN: 0-7927-6392-0 / 978-0-7927-6392-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Wildwater Walking Club
Author(s): Claire Cook
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Wildwater Walking Club
Author(s): Claire Cook
Publisher: Marshbury Beach Books
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