The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Unlikely Pilgrimage

Reviewed by Terry Zignego (Library Staff)

I’ve wanted to read this book since it was published in 2012 and I’m so glad I did! An ordinary man, recently retired, Harold Fry receives a letter from Queenie, a woman he hasn’t seen in 20 years. Queenie is in hospice, dying of cancer. Harold composes a “limp” reply , but rather than mailing his note, Harold abruptly decides that if he walks to deliver his note personally, Queenie will continue to live. So starts his quest of over 500 miles. As Harold walks he reflects on his supposed failure as a husband, father & friend. This is a story of transformation & hope. Highly recommended.

Located in Adult Fiction (FIC JOYCE)


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