The Five People You Meet In Heaven

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE such an astonishing book. The novel's protagonist is an elderly amusement park maintenance worker named Eddie who, while operating a ride called the 'Free Fall', dies while trying to save a young girl who gets in the way of a falling cart that hurtles to earth. Eddie goes to heaven, where he meets five people who were unexpectedly instrumental in some way in his life. While each guide takes him through heaven, Eddie learns a little bit more about what his time on earth meant, what he was supposed to have learned, and what his true purpose on earth was. Throughout there are dramatic flashbacks where we see scenes from his troubled childhood, his years in the army in the Philippines jungle, and with his first and only love, his wife Marguerite. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is the perfect book to follow TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. Its compellingly affecting themes and lyrical writing will fascinate Mitch Albom's huge readership.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 16mm | 160g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 port.
  • 0751536148
  • 9780751536140
  • 1,340

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Mitch Albom lifts us to a new level ... You'll find here echoes of the classics - The Odyssey for one - and that puts Albom's book in the best of company * Frank McCourt, author of ANGELA'S ASHES * Simply told, sentimental and profoundly true, this is a contemporary American fable that will be cherished by a vast readership . . . this slim tale, like Charles Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, reminds us of what really matters here of earth, of what our lives are given to us for * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * [Eddie] learns not only about his life but also about what his time on earth meant. It is simple, unaffected and written with great feeling * PUBLISHING NEWS * Albom has done it again... FIVE PEOPLE is a powerful book, powerful enough to make one's inner snob feel a little uncomfortable...Albom has touched the lives of a lot of people he never even knew. If there is a heaven, he can expect to have around 5.7 million people waiting for him there * TIME *
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About Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is an internationally bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and award-winning journalist. He is the author of six consecutive number one New York Times bestsellers and has sold over thirty-five million copies of his books in forty-five languages worldwide, including Tuesdays with Morrie, which is the bestselling memoir of all time.Albom also works as a columnist and broadcaster and has founded eight charities in Detroit and Haiti, where he operates an orphanage. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
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476,947 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (156,606)
3 23% (108,213)
2 7% (33,757)
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When I started, I could not stop reading. :)show more
by Bereth Sofie Kozma
I am not usually one to question what happens to us after we die, in fact I try my best to avoid thinking about it. But when I got my hands on this novel, I could avoid it no longer! This story truly inspired me to start thinking about heaven and the afterlife in a positive sense, which altered my perception of death. The interconnectedness of Eddie's meetings with the people were very captivating, and made me start thinking who I'd meet there when I eventually more
by Renee Hennessy
It will make you think and then think a little more. A wonderfully written book which delves into the question of what happens after you die. Tearful yet beautiful, I would highly highly recommend this wonderful book to more
by nichola
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