The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • Type: Books
  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Joe M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780812993295
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A walk through a life, past and present

Cantankerous Mr. Harold Fry leaves his house on the south coast of England to go the mail box and keeps right on going to visit an old friend who is dying. He makes no plans and has no gear but he goes. Harold has a lot of time to think as he trudges and a lot to think about; life and death; relationships and friendships; betrayal and forgiveness. As you might expect from a travel or quest story, Harold meets a diversity of characters by the way. His physical journey has some wicked twists along the way, but all is revealed in the end. This is a good novel with an interesting premise, in my humble opinion. Fans of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand should check this out.