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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - It’s an old story, the story of a man who sets off on a quest, and yet it’s a new story, too. Harold Fry wakes up one morning and heads down the road for his daily walk and impulsively decides to keep walking, to go all the way to the care center where an old friend is dying. He’s just that day received a letter from the friend, a former co-worker he has not heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and he wants to see her. He wants to walk to her. And she is six hundred miles away. As long as he is walking, she will not die, Harold thinks.Like all classic quests, Harold meets lots of helpful characters along the way and has lots of little adventures and, most importantly, along the way, he comes face to face with his own character and decides to become a changed person.I kept reading a little and setting the book down for a bit and then reading a little more, the way I often do with books I don’t want to end. But, of course, it must end and it did end. Unless you pick it up and read it, too, and then share your thoughts with me.