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Gibson's Book Club reads The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
Monday, June 3, 7 PM
Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village
with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he
does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one
day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the
stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky
scrawl from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in twenty years.
Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye.
Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to
the corner mailbox. But then, as happens in the very best works of
fiction, Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he
absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. And thus
begins the unlikely pilgrimage at the heart of Rachel Joyce's remarkable
Just out now in hardcover--we hope for paperback by the time we meet.