The Literature and Language Book Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 17 in 3N-6 at the Harold Washington Library Center to discuss The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
Here are some of the discussion questions included with the book to consider as you read:
- Why does the story that the garage girl tells Harold affect him so deeply? Do you think Harold would have mused on faith and gone on this tremendous journey had the garage girl told Harold that her aunt died of cancer anyway?
- How does Maureen's relationship with Rex allow her the perspective to understand Harold's decision to walk?
- The publicity that Harold receives on his journey often feels like a curse. What are some benefits that come out of the media coverage?
- What does Harold's choice to live off the land and other people's kindness mean to him?
- In what ways is the incident at the beach with his son representative of Harold's fears about himself? In what ways do those fears reflect the reality?