The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Paperback)

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    Recently retired, Harold Fry lives a life of simple routines.  Very little makes one day stand out from the next, until the day the letter arrives.  An old colleague, Queanie, has written to tell him that she is dying of cancer.  Moved by her situation, he immediately dashes off a perfectly adequate response to her and heads out to the mail box.  But once he reaches it, he decides it would be better to post it from the mail box a little farther down the road and proceeds to march on and thus begins Harold's six hundred mile pilgrimage from Kingsbridge to the hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed to visit his friend Queanie on her death bed.  Has he told his wife?  No.  Has he prepared for the journey in any way?  No.  All he knows is that if he keeps walking, Queanie will live, and to his surprise, he believes it with all his heart.  Harold's journey is one of self discovery that reminds us that the best moments in life can happen when we are out of our comfort zone.  

— Matt

August 2012 Indie Next List

“'He walked so surely, it was as if all his life he had been waiting to get up from his chair.' Recently retired Harold Fry receives an unsettling letter from a co-worker from years past. Queenie is dying in hospice and when Harold sets out to post a return letter, he is seized by the idea that if he keeps walking, Queenie will live. So begins a pilgrimage of personal transformation for Harold - and quite possibly for the reader as well. Insightful and touching, this journey will stay with readers for quite some time.”
— Julia MacDonald, The Yankee Bookshop, Woodstock, VT

Product Details
ISBN: 9784062184007
ISBN-10: 4062184001
Publisher: Kodansha
Publication Date: August 1st, 2013
Pages: 395
Language: Japanese
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