The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Heaven)De (autor) Mitch Albom
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 02 Sep 2004
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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—Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement
"This is a lovely book, sweet, entertaining, and wise. What a gutsy, surprising follow-up to Morrie."—Anne Lamott, author of Hallelujah Anyway and Bird by Bird
"Deep, profound, and superbly imaginative, written with the quiet eloquence of a storyteller who dares to leap into the most magical of places. This poetic book is full of lessons and hope."—James McBride, author of The Good Lord Bird and The Color of Water
"A moving flight of fantasy come to teach us that Heaven is where we finally learn what our life was about."—Harold S. Kushner, author of Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life and When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"In The Five People You Meet in Heaven, 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 Teacher Man and Angela's Ashes