When Queenie Hennessy
discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all
she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note to him had explained she was
dying from cancer. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests
that Queenie should write a second letter; only this time she must tell Harold
the truth. Composing this letter, the volunteer promises, will ensure Queenie
hangs on. It will also atone for the secrets of the past. As the volunteer
points out, “It isn’t Harold who is saving you. It is you, saving Harold Fry.”
This is that letter. A letter
that was never sent.
Told in simple,
emotionally-honest prose, with a mischievous bite, this is a novella about a
woman who falls in love but chooses not to claim it. It is about friendship and
kindness as well as the small victories that pass unrecorded. It is about the
truth and the significance—the gentle heroism—of a life lived alone.
Queenie thought her first letter
would be the end of the story. She was wrong. It was just the beginning. Download and start listening now!