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Meaghan Marie Hackinen--Book Launch

Thursday Nov 21 2019 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove

Launching her debut book South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels.

South Away follows Meaghan Marie Hackinen and her sister in the adventure of a lifetime: bicycling from Terrace, BC down the West Coast to (almost) the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Along the way Hackinen battles with the elements in Vancouver Island’s dense forests and Mexico’s frigid deserts; encounters strange men, suicidal highways, and monster trucks; and makes some emergency repairs as tires succumb to the ravages of the journey.

A rare road-trip story with two female leads, this travel memoir also chronicles an inner journey, as Hackinen begins to better understand her relationship with her family.

Meaghan Marie Hackinen is a writer and cyclist who has an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and currently resides in Kelowna, BC. Her two-wheeled adventures have taken her from Haida Gwaii to Mexico, across Canada and the United States, and along some of Europe’s highest paved roads.

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South Away

- by Meaghan M. Hackinen

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South Away follows Meaghan Marie Hackinen and her sister in the adventure of a lifetime: bicycling from Terrace, BC down the West Coast to (almost) the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Along the way Hackinen battles with the elements in Vancouver Island's dense northern forests and frigid Mexican deserts; encounters strange men, suicidal highways and monster trucks; and makes some emergency repairs as ties and spokes succumb to the ravages of the journey. Luckily, the pair meet some good people along the way and glean some insight about the kindness of strangers.

A rare road-trip story with two female leads, this travel memoir also chronicles an inner journey, as the author begins to better understand her relationship with her adventurous (and not-so-adventurous) family. South Away tells an engaging and personable tale, with imaginative and memorable depictions of land and sea along the ever-winding coast.