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The Next Person You Meet in Heaven : The Sequel to the Five People You Meet in Heaven

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In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie's heavenly reunion with Annie--the little girl he saved on earth--in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom's beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie's journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie's story.

The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie's life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally found happiness.

As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey--and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning--we only need to open our eyes to see it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 132 x 185 x 23mm | 272g
  • English
  • 006229444X
  • 9780062294449
  • 33,990

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"Annie never thought about heaven. But heaven is always thinking about us. . . ."

Fifteen years ago, Mitch Albom's beloved number one bestseller, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, captivated millions of readers with a fictional tale of the afterlife and how it answers all our earthly questions.

In that book, Eddie, a grizzled war veteran turned amusement park mechanic, dies saving a young girl named Annie from a tragic accident. Although he felt his life was meaningless on earth, Eddie learns from five people in heaven how much his--and every life--matters.

Now, in this long-awaited sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie's story, and what happened next.

The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie, too. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember what happened, Annie is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew.

Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. She feels everything she does is a mistake. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally found happiness.

But, as the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo, and her wedding night ends in an unimaginable tragedy. Annie is whisked into her own heavenly journey--and into an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of five people who will show her how her earthly life touched others in ways she could not have fathomed.

Poignant, beautifully crafted, and filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us once again that all endings are beginnings--we only need to open our eyes to experience them.
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"[Albom's] new novel offers unexpected twists and clever turns that will delight his passionate fans."--AARP Magazine
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About Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is a bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and nationally syndicated columnist. The author of six consecutive number one New York Times bestsellers-including Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time-his books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies in forty-two languages. He has founded eight charities in Detroit and operates an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
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