The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper

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From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on Earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time. In Mitch Albom's exceptional work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so. Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it, and how precious it truly is.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 122 x 188 x 25mm | 318g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1401322786
  • 9781401322786
  • 37,962

About Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number one New York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
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93,183 ratings
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4 35% (32,219)
3 25% (23,109)
2 7% (6,684)
1 2% (1,927)

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Originally seen on The Bookish Owl ( Mitch Albom’s books have always made me cry. It’s as if his books are the very switch to my emotions. Needless to say, Mitch Albom’s books have always made me cry. It’s as if his books are the very switch to my emotions. Needless to say, Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a little faith and the 5 people you meet in heaven have all reduced me to a pathetic puddle of tears. Coming from his other books, I expected the time keeper to also reduce me to a sobbing train wreck but sadly, that was not the case. While the plot, morals and characters were brilliant, the emotional depth and aspect of the book fell a little flat on me. It just didn’t make me cry as all his other books did. But perhaps we shouldn’t judge an author’s newest book by his past works. A lot of readers felt that Sarah’s reason for suicide was trivial, but let me explain from the perspective of a teenager: you’re the girl everyone makes fun of. You’re smart but the perfect grades just can’t seem to score you any friends. You believe that you’re the reason why your parents divorced. You feel as if you can’t confide in anybody. Then here comes this perfect guy who “shows” an interest in you. Of course you’re going to get attached, to get your hopes up high. And if this guy turns out less than perfect, you’re going to want to find a way out of the humiliation and hurt. I hope everyone enjoys reading The Time Keeper because while it didn’t affect my sobbing emotions-slash-hormones, I really enjoyed more
by Kayla de Leon
Beautiful fable about the our obsession with time, about what matters and what doesn't, about the meaning of time. Fantastic book, stays with you for a long more
by Denise
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