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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
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Jul 17, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012-tlc, 2012-reads
Read from July 11 to 13, 2012

Harold Fry has left an indelible mark on my heart and I'm pretty sure I will carry his story with me for some time. This book caught me totally by surprise by the emotions Harold's journey created in me. I laughed with Harold, felt his pain from the blisters and muscle cramps, understood some of his loneliness, and eventually rejoiced with him as he embraced the solitude and simplicity of his pilgrimage. This story was much like a onion with so many layers and as I peeled away the chapters, the depth of the story increased. In the end I think I was as exhausted as Harold and when I read the last sentence, I had to find silence so that I could cry a bit and also reflect upon what Harold's travels meant to me.

Recommend? YES! This is a book that I will be keeping on my shelves because at some point I would like to take another trip with Harold. This book made me think about what it means to be human, the desire to be loved and accepted as a child, to be a wife or husband, mother, father, to learn how to forgive myself and others, and to be able to keep walking through the pain and grief that goes hand in hand with living.
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