THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY

By Rachel Joyce
Random House Trade PaperbacksMarch 2013
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Trade Paperback368 pages, $15.00, ISBN: 9780812983456
Subject: Family / Relationships / Personal Discovery

“[A] gorgeously poignant novel of hope and transformation.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“You have to love Harold Fry, a man who set out one morning to mail a letter and then just kept going. . . . Like Christian in John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, Harold becomes Everyman in the eyes of those who encounter him. . . . Harold's journey, which parallels Christian's nicely but not overly neatly, takes him to the edge of death and back again. It will stick with you, this story of faith, fidelity and redemption.”Minneapolis Star Tribune

“For all of us perfectly responsible, stoop-shouldered suburbanites wearing a path in the living-room carpet, Harold’s ridiculous journey is a cause for celebration. This is Walter Mitty skydiving. This is J. Alfred Prufrock not just eating that peach, but throwing the pit out the window, rolling up his trousers and whistling to those hot mermaids. Released from the cage of his own passivity, Harold feels transformed, though he keeps his tie on. . . . In this bravely unpretentious and unsentimental tale, she’s cleared space where miracles are still possible.” Washington Post

"[R]emarkable. . . . I can't think of a better recommendation for summer reading. And take your time, just as Harold does.”USA Today







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