Holy Cross book study series on “Redemption in Contemporary Fiction”

Published 5:13 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The next session in the series, Redemption in Contemporary Fiction will be on Thursday, February 22 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross.  The book for discussion is 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, even down to how he butters his toast.  Little differentiates one day from the next.

Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn’t seen or heard from in 20 years.  Queenie Hennessy is in Hospice and is writing to say goodbye.

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Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox.  But then, Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

Harold is determined to walk 600 miles from Kingsbridge to the Hospice in Berwick-Upon-Tweed because, he believes, as long as he walks Queenie Hennessy will live.

All are invited to these thought-provoking discussions.  Feel free to have friends join you.  Books are available at The Book Shelf.

– submitted by Lori Walter