Author Joe Buda takes readers on ‘Pilgrims’ Passage’

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Eye-opening new book addresses contemporary issues on wealth and true happiness.

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An adventure filled journey through turbulent times during the transition into the twenty-first century

In “Pilgrims’ Passage” (published by Xlibris) author Joe Buda creates a relatable and exciting character in Paul Bardeck, a middle-aged millionaire who upon achieving all his goals at the age of fifty strives to find meaning in his life. This need and his finding of a monk’s manuscript written a thousand years ago sets him down on an adventure that will change his life and the world forever.

“The Pilgrims’ Passage” is an adventure filled journey through turbulent times during the transition into the twenty-first century. It focuses on the ongoing struggle between the accumulation of wealth for wealth’s sake and striving for happiness and fulfillment. This immersive story takes readers from Northern California to the High Tetras of Slovakia, to explore a monk’s manuscript as an ancient monastery becomes the stage for mysteries reaching back a thousand years ago.

This engrossing read addresses the contemporary issues around wealth and power as a means to happiness and fulfillment. It also explores the need for a spiritual dimension to one’s life.

“Pilgrims’ Passage”
By Joe Buda
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 820 pages | ISBN 9781499024142
Softcover | 6x9 in | 820 pages | ISBN 9781499024159
E-Book | 820 pages | ISBN 9781499024135
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Joe Buda integrates his time as a father, husband, sculptor, wood carver, and writer. Concurrently, he invests his philanthropic passion to enable not-for-profit organizations to be the best they can be. After decades in the schedule-driven business world, he now considers himself “independent” rather than retired, weaving all of his multifaceted threads into a colorful fabric of focused outcomes and personal fulfillment.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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