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Chloe L Stevenson

The Travel in Between

While her friends were busy building careers, getting engaged and signing mortgages, Claire Baxter was busy travelling the world. Finding herself back in Australia with no degree, no career and no direction, twenty-something Claire is feeling a little left behind in life when she unexpectedly inherits her grandfather's 1968 Kombi van. Falling in love with Rusty Frank's nostalgic if slightly impractical charm, Claire embarks on a new journey: to restore Frank to road-trip readiness with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and a grumpy, if handsome, mechanic.


As she juggles the upcoming wedding of one of her best friends and the relationship breakdown of another — all while navigating more than enough woes of her own in the love department — Claire finds herself trying to fix more than just a geriatric van with some concerning rust bubbles.


This millennial twist on Pride and Prejudice takes a refreshing, quirky and unashamed look at the unpredictable lessons that life throws at you when you least expect them — like when you find yourself creeping closer to thirty, working at a coffee shop and living in a granny flat in your parents' Canberra backyard. Those times in life when you find yourself questioning your own purpose in the world.


The Travel in Between is an honest and insightful Australian story about all those little things we don't really think about but all experience when wading through the murky waters of love, friendship and family.
247 printed pages
Original publication
2021

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