Six Hundred Miles of Hope in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Over the years Harold and his wife, Maureen, have grown apart almost to the point of forgetting when they met and fell in love. Now in Harold’s retirement, their lives have taken on a mundane routine of two people living together but emotionally apart when suddenly Harold receives a letter from Queenie who is dying in a hospice over six hundred miles away. Breaking with common sense and in a spur of the moment decision Harold takes off and decides to walk the hundreds of miles to see Queenie before she dies because he has come to believe that as long as he walks Queenie will live.

Winter Wheat: a vivid sense of place, in 1940’s Montana

“September is like a quiet day after a whole week of wind.”

The opening line of Mildred Walker’s most popular novel, Winter Wheat, sets the tone for the metaphors of the farming and natural worlds that bring this book to life.