Feb. Discussion: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

In February, we'll be reading "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. The book was long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.  Thanks to Paige for the suggestion :)

Here's a quick synopsis:

Harold Fry--retired sales rep, beleaguered husband, passive observer of his own life--decides one morning to walk 600 miles across England to save an old friend. It might not work, mind you, but that's hardly the point. In playwright Rachel Joyce's pitch-perfect first novel, Harold wins us over with his classic antiheroism. Setting off on the long journey, he wears the wrong jacket, doesn't have a toothbrush, and leaves his phone at home--in short, he is wholly, endearingly unprepared. But as he travels, Harold finally has time to reflect on his failings as a husband, father, and friend, and this helps him become someone we (and, more important, his wife Maureen) can respect. After walking for a while in Harold Fry's very human shoes, you might find that your own fit a bit better.


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  • Cheryl

    The ladies at my end of the table helped me see the story with a broader perspective and consider things I hadn't thought of on my own. Invigorating!

    February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was ok.

    February 24, 2014

  • Gwen F.

    I had a rough month and didn't read the book. Hope to see ya'll next time!

    February 23, 2014

  • Dawn

    Haven't had a chance to read all of this book yet, I hope to join you all next month.

    February 24, 2014

  • Jennifer T.

    I love Harold Fry ;)

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Marie actually suggested this book! Haha--I just wrote it down. Looking forward to it.

    2 · January 28, 2014

    • Janet

      Haha... you didn't know about the "one paper, one member" rule? We'll make sure you get the chance to suggest one in the future, Paige.

      February 18, 2014

  • donna

    What a good book!

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am hoping to be able to come to this one.

    January 30, 2014

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