‘John Lennon lay in bed once. I am going to walk. The walk is the idea.’ When Harold Fry sets out one morning to post a letter to his dying friend Queenie he finds himself at the start of a journey that will have many beginnings, and for which he’s entirely unprepared. This is a story about a huge leap of faith. It’s about raw secrets tucked away behind net curtains and those moments of impulse and chance encounters that will transform us. It’s about bravery and betrayal, love, loyalty and an unremarkable pair of yachting shoes. Above all, it is a book which will make your heart sing; a book about the power in how we touch each other’s lives.
#81 on Australia’s Top 100 2016