There's been lots of buzz about Rachel Joyce's debut novel - The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
Harold lives in the southern part of England. He is a quiet man, who has tried to keep a low profile in life, preferring not to draw attention to himself. He has recently retired and now stays at home with his wife Maureen, filling the days with small, mundane tasks. But, the relationship between himself and Maureen is growing increasingly fractious. One day the post arrives - with a letter from someone named Queenie Hennessey. Queenie and Harold worked together many years ago, but haven't kept in touch. Queenie is dying and has written a good bye letter to Harold. Harold feels he should send a reply, so he does and dutifully sets off to mail it straight away. Except.....when he reaches the post box, he decides to post it at the next box. And then he has an epiphany - why not deliver the letter in person? And if he can walk the 600 miles to Queenie - she won't die. And that moment marks the beginning of Harold's pilgrimage.
Are you the parent of a beginning reader or a newly-independent reader? Would you like your young children to enjoy interactive reading activities while you cook dinner?
John Grisham is one of the most recognizable names in fiction today. He is well known for his legal thrillers, but has also written a number of novels outside of that genre.
Every year there seems to be a book that stays with me long after I've turned the last page. And when someone asks me for a good book recommendation, it's the first one that comes to mind.
Are you looking to squeeze in a great read this holiday season? Goodreads is a great place for you to start. This social media website has recently released their Reader's Choice awards for 2011. These awards are handed out in 22 genres including Food & Cooking, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Poetry and more!
Do you enjoy a good short story? Well then, you won’t want to miss Women of the Short Story here at the Central Library on Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm.