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Third Rocks! for February "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"by Rachel Joyce

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST and an Amazon Best Books of the Month 2012, our selection for February is "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. This is another of the books we voted on and then we are back to taking turns choosing! This looks interesting and I hope you all think so too! Here is what Amazon says about this book in their review - "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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