An absolutely stunning and charming book about redemption, forgiveness, and the frailty of relationtionships, long-listed for the Booker prize 2012.
Harold Fry has lived with his wife Maureen for 45 years. One day, he receives a letter: it is in a pink envelope and from a woman he once worked with twenty years ago and who now has cancer. Harold writes back and goes out to post the letter but when he starts walking, his thoughts about his life take possession of him and what started out as a mere outing becomes a pilgrimage to save his friend. He ends up on a trek that will challenge his body, his spirit, and his life forever.