Friday, November 09, 2012

2012 book 320

Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
This is the story of what happens when a retired man receives a letter from an old friend dying of cancer and decides that if he walks to visit her, he can save her. But it's a 500 mile walk. Really lovely writing and characterization--I can see why it's gotten so many stellar reviews, even if the plot summary seems a little weird. Harold and his wife are both fascinating and sad, and this is well worth reading. A/A-.

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