For One More Day

For One More Day

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A moving story from the internationally bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie that will 'make you smile . . . make you wistful [and] . . . make you blink back tears of nostalgia' (James McBride)

As a child, Charley Benetto was told by his father, 'You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both.' So he chooses his father, only to see him disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.

Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been destroyed by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits rock bottom after discovering he won't be invited to his only daughter's wedding. And he decides to take his own life. Charley makes a midnight ride to his small hometown: his final journey. But as he staggers into his old house, he makes an astonishing discovery. His mother - who died eight years earlier - is there and welcomes Charley home as if nothing had ever happened.

What follows is the one seemingly ordinary day so many of us yearn for: a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets and to seek forgiveness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 195 x 197 x 16mm | 172g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751537500
  • 9780751537505
  • 447

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A warm and tender tale * IRISH EVENING HERALD * Another very touching page-turner * STAR magazine * Mitch Albom, in this new book, once again demonstrates why he is one of my favourite writers . . . FOR ONE MORE DAY will make you smile. It will make you wistful. It will make you blink back tears of nostalgia * James McBride, author of THE COLOR OF WATER * Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary * Cecilia Ahern *
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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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This book was hard to read for me, not because it's awful, but because of how I can relate to the story. I started reading the book in March 2013 when my mom was still alive (but who was dying of cancer at that point), and when I found out that the story was about a man seeing the ghost of her mother and experiencing a day with her, it felt too painful for me to continue so I didn't read it for a few months. A couple of months after my mom passed away, I felt that I could continue. Some scenes in the book reminded me strongly of my mother, and I had to push myself to keep reading just so I don't get bogged down on an emotional scene. Story-wise it's entertaining enough. There's a "twist" in the end which I didn't expect because I've forgotten if the author delves into twist-endings or not. (I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven before but only vaguely remember a twist). Come to think of it, the book sounds the same like The Five People, about souls meeting other souls who had an impact in ones lives. I'm more of a crime/thriller reader, but once in a while I crave these kind of emotional stories. I'm glad I read more
by John Paul Solatorio
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