Friday with the Friends - Book Club

  • December 11, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hibiscus Room - 3rd Floor, Mandel Public Library of WPB


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

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.


Moderator: Tina Maura, Reference Librarian

11:30 - 12:00 - Book Chatter

12:00 - 1:00 - Moderated Book Discussion


This is a brown-bag lunch event.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown merchant.


This event is free and open to Friends members and the public.  All are welcome.

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