Friday, May 4, 2018

May Book Club - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry




What a charming book! This book is not one that I had heard anything about, but when I read the synopsis, I was immediately hooked. Harold Fry is an ordinary man who unexpectedly begins walking ( in boat shoes) from one end of England to the other. He believes that by walking to visit his old friend Queenie, who is in hospice, that she will stay alive, as long as it takes him to get to her. He meets many people along the way who each teach him something important and becomes an "Everyman" hero to the country. We also learn in bits and pieces the history of his marriage and how his wife Maureen comes to realize that she took him for granted and begins to miss him, much to her shock. There is a point in the book where the reader finally learns what lead to Harold and Maureens' painful life and this pilgrimage and it is quite shocking. Of course, the book nerd in me, couldn't help but compare this book to Pilgrim's Progress and I was transported right back to English Lit class.

And, much to my delight, there was wine and cheese served at book club! We sat around a small table, discussed the book and then stayed to chat even longer. It definitely broke the ice a bit more and I feel like I'm really getting to know these ladies. It was a very nice night of books and conversation.

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. A very, very good book indeed . . .
    A “read” for me a few years back . . .
    And wine, cheese, visits . . . things are looking up!

  2. This does sound different and really good. Adding to my list. ;)

  3. Wine always makes things better!

  4. It looks like a wonderful book, thank you for the suggestion.

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  6. Before you know it you will guide this new book club to the full and fabulous evenings enjoyed by your Michigan group!


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