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The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry : a novel

Author: Rachel Joyce
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Anchor Canada, 2015. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recently retired, sweet, emotionally numb Harold Fry is jolted out of his passivity by a letter from Queenie Hennessy, an old friend, who he hasn't heard from in twenty years. She has written to say she is in hospice and wants to say goodbye. Leaving his tense, bitter wife Maureen to her chores, Harold intends a quick walk to the corner mailbox to post his reply but instead, inspired by a chance encounter, he  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Joyce
ISBN: 9780385686402 0385686404
OCLC Number: 946059612
Notes: Originally published in Canada by Bond Street Books, ©2012. First published by Anchor Canada in 2013.
Includes an excerpt from the companion novel, The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.
Description: 367 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Rachel Joyce.

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Recently retired, sweet, emotionally numb Harold Fry is jolted out of his passivity by a letter from Queenie Hennessy, an old friend, who he hasn't heard from in twenty years. She has written to say she is in hospice and wants to say goodbye. Leaving his tense, bitter wife Maureen to her chores, Harold intends a quick walk to the corner mailbox to post his reply but instead, inspired by a chance encounter, he becomes convinced he must deliver his message in person to Queenie--who is 600 miles away.

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