[Updated May 2015 to share that I did a reread of this on Audio and loved it just as much.]
What’s it ABOUT: A retired gentleman with a wife who barely talks to him receives a letter from a dying friend. Attempting to post a response, he decides that a personal visit would be better. He just starts walking the 500 or so miles.
I thought this charming and delightful and so very moving. I was laughing and crying and just thought the whole story wonderfully told. It was the perfect book for me to read at the time I read it.
WHY I read this: Selected for a book club that I will be ‘trying out’ this week. I suspect we will talk about marriage, life expectations, effects of childhood issues on how to respond as adults, death, friendships, work relationships, bad bosses, nosy neighbors, the question: are people basically good?, trust, etc.
RATING: Five slices of pie.
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Miscellaneous Britisms: plasters = band aids; Turkish Delight is pink??? I always think of some kind of gooey caramel-ly concoction.