Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Book Recommendation: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

At breakfast one day, Harold Fry opens a letter from a former college who tells him she's dying of cancer in a hospice 600 miles from the small English town where he lives with his wife, Maureen.  Harold writes her a postcard and goes out to mail it, but then-after a cashier tells him that faith, not medicine, keeps a person alive- spontaneously decides to walk to the hospice.  "As long as I walk, she must live," Harold explains as he sets off on his journey, with no phone, map or decent shoes.  Marveling at the English countryside and the random acts of kindness he experiences along the way, Harold contemplates the meaning of his life.  Meanwhile, Maureen does some soul-searching of her own.  Separately, yet together, the pair move on parallel paths toward a stunning climax that will break your heart and heal it at the same time.


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

by Rachel Joyce

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