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Book Launch: INSTEAD Navigating the Adventures of a Childfree Life - A Memoir: By Maria Coffey

Saturday, June 1, 2024 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM) (PDT)


We would love to see you on Gabriola Island to celebrate the launch of Maria Coffey's NEW memoir, Instead: Navigating the Adventures of a Childfree Life 📚
Instead captures Maria's adventurous life through her biggest decisions along the way, including the decision not to have children. It’s a vivid travelogue, a love story, and a personal commentary on the risks and rewards of choosing unconventional paths.
After two traumatic experiences during her twenties – a near-drowning in Morocco and her boyfriend’s death on Mount Everest – Maria determines to seize every day and explore the world. Mixed with her desire for freedom is a new fear of loss, which convinces her against parenthood. She falls in love with Dag, who shares her dreams, and they begin creating a life of adventure. There is one snag: he wants children and thinks they could include them in their wild exploits.
Instead follows Maria’s trajectory as she shares her guilt-ridden relationship with her Irish Catholic mother; her baby debates with Dag in unlikely situations, like kayaking through a storm; the doubts that rear up in remote cultures where her childfree choice is unfathomable; and how children eventually – and surprisingly – come into her life.
An adventure story with a unique twist, Instead tackles the universal themes of choice and consequence, agency versus fate. It is a must read for anyone curious about stepping off the beaten track, and a testament to the power of being open to the unexpected.
This is a FREE event at the Gabriola Public Library. Copies will be available for purchase at the event and from Page's Resort Bookstore  

Free event

Saturday, June 1, 2024 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM) (PDT)

Saturday June 1st, 2024 3pm

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