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Walking to Japan — one step at a time for peace

Talk & Book Signing with Carolyn Affleck Youngs
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


Author Carolyn Affleck Youngs will read from her new book Walking to Japan and speak about her husband and co-author Derek Youngs (1940-2011) who walked thousands of miles in the name of peace. What started as a manifesto became a mantra and his legacy continues to inspire people across the globe. His memoir is the touching, insightful and humorous tale of learning to let go and love, one step at a time. Now, more than ever, we need this kind of inspiration.

Carolyn Affleck Youngs, born in Vancouver and living in Victoria, BC, is a walker, photographer, singer and accidental author. Her pilgrimages include the Camino, the 88 Temples in Japan, and all the city streets of Vancouver. Walking to Japan is her first book.

"I knew Derek Youngs for over three decades. He was a gifted storyteller whose words always touched my heart. Why? Because he was a deep listener to hear the truth of each human being. He was also a committed man whose mission of peace touched thousands. In this book, these two gifts converge. It is a gift to those of us who knew him."

~ Tanis Helliwell

"This beautiful story brought to life by the skill of Carolyn Affleck Youngs is a captivating blend of inspiration, education, compassion and hope. Totally engaging and skillfully sprinkled with important life lessons, I felt I was travelling and learning alongside Derek…every step of the way. It’s a must-read as it speaks to the inner traveler in us all."

~ Joan Posivy