The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
In Rachel Joyce's debut novel, Harold Fry begins his day with a leisurely stroll to post a letter to his dear, ill, former co-worker Queenie. Harold surprises himself, as well as family, friends, and strangers too, as his small errand evolves into a 600 mile odyssey across England.
Living unnoticed with her father in the woods near Portland, Oregon, 13-year-old Caroline is smart and resourceful. One small mistake, however, leads to their discovery. When the police and social services become involved, the pair begins a bumpy and disturbing journey back to civilization. Peter Rock's novel is inspired by a true story.
Young Vivian is one of many to board the orphan trains heading west to an uncertain future. Now 91, Vivian meets 17-year-old Molly and though decades apart in age, they find a common bond in their turbulent childhoods. From turn of the century Ireland and New York City to the Midwest and onto contemporary Maine, author Christina Baker Kline's moving novel highlights a period of history largely forgotten.