Sunday Morning Book Review: “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”

the-unlikely-pilgrimage-of-harold-fry_hs1Sunday Morning Book Review:
“The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”

January 22 & 29, 2017
Sundays | 11:00 am – noon | Room 331
Led by Dr. Chris Manno
Registration required | Book available for $12

Please worship with us at 8:30 or 9:30 am, and then join us for this amazing review with Chris Manno. Dr. Chris Manno (Ph.D. — English, TCU), Adjunct Professor of English at Texas Wesleyan University, American Airlines Captain, and leader of extended education programs like TCU’s “Lifelong Learners” series and the Wesleyan Mitchell Lecture series, will lead an intriguing book review at First Church. The group will study “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce.

Here is a brief introduction to the book: 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 20 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 600 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.

Contact: Gayle Ammerman | gammerman@myfumc.org

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