Library Book Club – January 5

The Library Book Club meets on the first Saturday of the month, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Library Meeting Room.

The selection for January 2019 is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by  Rachel Joyce, discussion led by Sally Thoreson.

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. –

All are welcome!


Upcoming Selections:

February 2019 — Dear Bob and Sue by Matt and Karen Smith. Presented by Ruth Sendecki.

March 2019 — Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. Presented by Sue Schmidt.

April 2019 — The Earth Speaks: An Acclimatization Journal by Stephen van Matre and Bill Weiler (editors). Presented by Bob Drummond.

May 2019  — Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Presented by Julie Baird.

June 2019 — Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell. Presented by Sylvia Arellano.

July 2019 — Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres. Presented by Tim Garvey.

August 2019 — Planning meeting for 2019-2020 Book Club.

September 2019 — Virgil Wander by Leif Enger. Presented by Caroline Evans.

October 2019 — The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy. Presented by Mabel Risch.


For more information about the Book Club, call Tiffany McNeil at 970/964-2573.