Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

By Rachel Joyce
(Random House Export, Paperback, 9780857520654)

Publication Date: March 2012

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“'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



NPR
Sunday, Jul 22, 2012

Harold Fry is retired and sedentary � and in no way the sort of person who'd spontaneously decide to walk the length of England to visit a dying friend. Rachel Joyce's new novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, follows Fry as he does just that � and finds emotional awakening along the way. More at NPR.org

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  1. Harold’s journey is both physical and metaphorical. He is not the only character in the novel to go on a journey and Rachel Joyce has said that writing the book was in itself a journey. What other literary journeys does this novel call to mind?

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