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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy - A Novel-logo

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy - A Novel

Rachel Joyce

From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an exquisite love story about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold's cross-country journey. A runaway international bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry followed its unassuming hero on an incredible journey as he traveled the length of England on foot-a journey spurred by a simple letter from his old friend Queenie Hennessy, writing from a hospice to say goodbye. Harold believed that as long as he kept walking, Queenie would live. What he didn't know was that his decision to walk had caused her both alarm and fear. How could she wait? What would she say? Forced to confront the past, Queenie realizes she must write again. In this poignant parallel story to Harold's saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy's voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold's; one word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths-about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea. And, finally, the devastating secret she has kept from Harold for all these years. A wise, tender, layered novel that gathers tremendous emotional force, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy underscores the resilience of the human spirit, beautifully illuminating the small yet pivotal moments that can change a person's life. Praise for The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy "In the end, this lovely book is full of joy. Much more than the story of a woman's enduring love for an ordinary, flawed man, it's an ode to messy, imperfect, glorious, unsung humanity. . . . [Queenie's] love song is for us. Thank you, Rachel Joyce."-The Washington Post "Destined to change your world. One can't help but see life, and the end of it, differently after experiencing this novel. Full of wisdom and heart, it w

From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an exquisite love story about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold's cross-country journey. A runaway international bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry followed its unassuming hero on an incredible journey as he traveled the length of England on foot-a journey spurred by a simple letter from his old friend Queenie Hennessy, writing from a hospice to say goodbye. Harold believed that as long as he kept walking, Queenie would live. What he didn't know was that his decision to walk had caused her both alarm and fear. How could she wait? What would she say? Forced to confront the past, Queenie realizes she must write again. In this poignant parallel story to Harold's saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy's voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold's; one word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths-about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea. And, finally, the devastating secret she has kept from Harold for all these years. A wise, tender, layered novel that gathers tremendous emotional force, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy underscores the resilience of the human spirit, beautifully illuminating the small yet pivotal moments that can change a person's life. Praise for The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy "In the end, this lovely book is full of joy. Much more than the story of a woman's enduring love for an ordinary, flawed man, it's an ode to messy, imperfect, glorious, unsung humanity. . . . [Queenie's] love song is for us. Thank you, Rachel Joyce."-The Washington Post "Destined to change your world. One can't help but see life, and the end of it, differently after experiencing this novel. Full of wisdom and heart, it w
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From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an exquisite love story about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold's cross-country journey. A runaway international bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry followed its unassuming hero on an incredible journey as he traveled the length of England on foot-a journey spurred by a simple letter from his old friend Queenie Hennessy, writing from a hospice to say goodbye. Harold believed that as long as he kept walking, Queenie would live. What he didn't know was that his decision to walk had caused her both alarm and fear. How could she wait? What would she say? Forced to confront the past, Queenie realizes she must write again. In this poignant parallel story to Harold's saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy's voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold's; one word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths-about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea. And, finally, the devastating secret she has kept from Harold for all these years. A wise, tender, layered novel that gathers tremendous emotional force, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy underscores the resilience of the human spirit, beautifully illuminating the small yet pivotal moments that can change a person's life. Praise for The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy "In the end, this lovely book is full of joy. Much more than the story of a woman's enduring love for an ordinary, flawed man, it's an ode to messy, imperfect, glorious, unsung humanity. . . . [Queenie's] love song is for us. Thank you, Rachel Joyce."-The Washington Post "Destined to change your world. One can't help but see life, and the end of it, differently after experiencing this novel. Full of wisdom and heart, it w

Language:

English

Narrators:

Celia Imrie

Length:

10h 38m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Part 1
Part 1

00:44


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

02:22


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

08:49


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

10:59


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

00:41


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

10:02


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

09:54


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

08:08


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

07:34


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

04:00


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

08:57


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

02:45


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

02:38


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

10:32


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

10:40


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

08:23


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

09:13


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

08:02


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

16:47


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

01:50


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

10:47


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

04:08


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

15:34


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

08:13


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

03:45


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

05:59


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

02:55


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

05:10


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

08:58


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

06:30


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

08:31


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

01:09


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

19:51


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

21:02


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

16:57


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

14:07


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

02:03


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

06:07


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

04:06


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

17:43


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

09:45


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

25:44


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

04:28


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

13:03


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

03:38


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

14:26


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

07:23


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

01:33


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

03:22


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

12:35


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

06:28


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

04:05


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

07:47


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

07:09


Part 2, Chapter 54
Part 2, Chapter 54

14:32


Part 2, Chapter 55
Part 2, Chapter 55

05:10


Part 2, Chapter 56
Part 2, Chapter 56

20:44


Part 2, Chapter 57
Part 2, Chapter 57

06:42


Part 2, Chapter 58
Part 2, Chapter 58

01:21


Part 2, Chapter 59
Part 2, Chapter 59

06:31


Part 2, Chapter 60
Part 2, Chapter 60

09:40


Part 2, Chapter 61
Part 2, Chapter 61

10:43


Part 2, Chapter 62
Part 2, Chapter 62

08:26


Part 2, Chapter 63
Part 2, Chapter 63

17:31


Part 2, Chapter 64
Part 2, Chapter 64

05:24


Part 2, Chapter 65
Part 2, Chapter 65

02:28


Part 2, Chapter 66
Part 2, Chapter 66

01:31


Part 2, Chapter 67
Part 2, Chapter 67

10:49


Part 2, Chapter 68
Part 2, Chapter 68

00:23


Part 2, Chapter 69
Part 2, Chapter 69

00:59


Part 2, Chapter 70
Part 2, Chapter 70

00:42


Part 2, Chapter 71
Part 2, Chapter 71

06:28


Part 2, Chapter 72
Part 2, Chapter 72

08:50


Part 2, Chapter 73
Part 2, Chapter 73

01:34


Part 2, Chapter 74
Part 2, Chapter 74

15:52


Part 2, Chapter 75
Part 2, Chapter 75

02:17


Part 2, Chapter 76
Part 2, Chapter 76

14:50


Part 2, Chapter 77
Part 2, Chapter 77

04:22


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

03:39


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

07:58


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

00:25