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Jan 2014: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

  • Jan 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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We will discuss The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel by Rachel Joyce.

The Amazon description:

"Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise—and utterly irresistible—storyteller."

 

At the conclusion of the discussion, we will be voting on a fiction book for the March meeting.  Please research these titles and be ready to cast an educated vote.  The three candidate books are: 

Benediction by Kent Haruf

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

The Orchardist: A Novel by Amanda Coplin


If this will be your first meeting attended, please review our Group Structure page to familiarize yourself with how our group works.

See everyone there!

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  • Melissa

    It was great to have so many first-timers at this meeting. I enjoyed meeting everyone and hope to see ya'll again.

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • Nicole

    I agree Julie! I really enjoyed the thoughtful discussion and am looking forward to the next one.

    January 19, 2014

  • Julie

    Great group, good food, interesting discussion. I was long overdue in finding a book club, glad I found this Meetup!

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Tara

    I am not feeling great. I enjoyed most of the book! Have fun!

    January 19, 2014

  • Stephanie K.

    I'll bring homemade hummus

    January 19, 2014

  • Sarah D.

    Flu. You don't want me there. Sorry not to make it, I enjoyed the book. Hopefully someone can take my spot.

    January 19, 2014

  • Jessica B.

    Deviled eggs

    January 18, 2014

  • Jan M.

    I will bring sliced turkey

    January 15, 2014

  • Melissa

    I'll make pork tenderloin.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just found this. If I can find the book in town I will read it and be there! Will confirm

    January 13, 2014

  • Cam E.

    I'm bringing cheese (from Longmont cheese importers) and crackers.

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Chris G

    FYI: There are lots of references to road numbers. M5, A61, B6132. The fewer digits after the letter indicates a more major highway. "M5" is a major superhighway (I-25). A61 is a primary feeder (US-34). An "A" with four digits is like CO HWY 257; probably 2 lanes with a white line in the center. A "B" road (at least in the Lake District) is a one-lane paved road that is too small for a painted lane marker. When you meet someone going the other way on a "B" road, someone will have to pull off the road.

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Nicole

    I tried forming a book club with friends over the summer, but it fizzled out once school started back up and their kids' activities interfered. So I'm looking forward to finding a book club to join! Hopefully there's room for 1 more! If so, I'll bring a salad.

    January 3, 2014

  • Susan S.

    will bring a dessert

    November 25, 2013

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