Karen Christie Book Launch and Signing

Be sure to join us in mid-May to celebrate the release of Karen Christie‘s new book, Six Continents Over Five Decades: An Intrepid Woman’s Memoir.
On Thursday, May 18 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Karen will be here in the store to launch her book with an intimate talk about her travels and adventures around the world. Refreshments and snacks will be served.
If you can’t make it to the launch (May 18), you can always pop by between 3:00pm and 5:00pm on Saturday, May 20 when Karen will be paying us a second visit to chat with customers and sign copies of her book.
We hope you’re able to come out to one (or both) of these exciting events. Karen’s story is a fascinating one and we know you’ll love both hearing about it and reading about it!
Read on to find out a bit more about Karen and her book!
About the book:
“In her first 66 years, Karen Christie lived and worked on 6 continents, moving at least 32 times. Every decade provided unique opportunities for a rich and rewarding life. Karen’s 20s took her from Norway and northern Canada to Down Under, circling the Pacific Ocean, both by plan and bicycle. By the end of that decade, Karen had learned to say “Yes!” to life, and “No!” to fear. This set her up with work assignments for the next four decades in these challenging places: famine-ridden Ethiopia in her 30s, post-conflict Bosnia in her 40s, war-torn Kandahar and Kabul, Afghanistan in her 50s and 60s, and Haiti after its horrific 2010 earthquake. How did it all come about? Hop on for the journey.”
About the author:
“Karen is an intrepid adventurer, whose innate curiosity has taken her around the world. She began that life-long journey as a teacher in remote corner, and ended her career as a diplomat representing Canada in a couple of tough, insecure countries. She is now happily retired in Victoria, BC, Canada, by the Salish Sea.”