Ordinary, unassuming Harold Fry receives one of those life-changing letters — this one from an old colleague and actually, friend — which unexpectedly led him to realize that he needed to walk more than 500 miles to see her again before she dies. Along the way he reflects on his childhood, marriage and parenthood, and life will never be the same again.
This is one of those books you are almost afraid to recommend to your friends; what if they don’t like it? Like Ron Charles of The Washington Post said, you may have to stop talking to them until you can forgive them! If you think this is going to be one of those cute English novels … keep reading. You will be moved and inspired.