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Giveaway Opportunity: THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce

March 29th, 2013

Joyce_Harold Fry Have you met Harold Fry? If not, we’ve got a giveaway opportunity you won’t want to miss. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a debut novel by Rachel Joyce, is now out in paperback! Enter below for your chance to win a copy of the charming novel readers are raving about.

“There’s tremendous heart in this debut novel by Rachel Joyce, as she probes questions that are as simple as they are profound: Can we begin to live again, and live truly, as ourselves, even in middle age, when all seems ruined? Can we believe in hope when hope seems to have abandoned us? I found myself laughing through tears, rooting for Harold at every step of his journey. I’m still rooting for him.”—Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

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.

Head over to Rachel’s Facebook page to tell her about the most unlikely pilgrimage or journey you’ve ever taken! Or just share your thoughts about the book. Also, if you are planning your next book club discussion, then Random House Reader’s Circle has the reader’s guide to help you get started.

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