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Mitch Albom - Author

About the Author

Mitch Albom is the author of the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, as well as six other books. He works as a newspaper columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.

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Featured books by Mitch Albom

The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Banished for centuries, as punishment for trying to measure time, the inventor of the world's first clock is finally granted his freedom, along with a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world and embarks on a journey with two unlikely partners: a teenage girl who is about to give up on life and a wealthy, ageing businessman who wants to live for ever. To save himself, he must save them both. Gripping, and filled with deep human truth, this unforgettable story will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time and just how precious it truly is.

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Other books by Mitch Albom

Finding Chika A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

Finding Chika A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to the Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Mitch and his wife, Janine operate. Chika's arrival made a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delighted the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika was suddenly diagnosed with a terminal disease that no doctor in Haiti could help with. Mitch and Janine took Chika to America, hoping that treatment there would enable her to go back home. Instead, Chika became a permanent part of their lives, as they embarked on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humour taught Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learnt that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. This is Mitch Albom at his most poignant, powerful and personal. Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed - a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven The sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven The sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

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.

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven The sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven The sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

'No act done for someone else is ever wasted . . . ' At eight years old, Annie was saved from a tragic accident by a complete stranger and her life changed forever. Her mother, ravaged with guilt, whisked Annie away from the world she once 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. But when her wedding nights ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her way to heaven. Little does she know that in this world, she will reunite with five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could never have imagined. 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.

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven The sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven The sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2018

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.

Tuesdays With Morrie An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson

Tuesdays With Morrie An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2017

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague? Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it? For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying of ALS - or motor neurone disease - Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final 'class': lessons in how to live. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world. Praise for Tuesdays with Morrie: 'This is a true story that shines and leaves you forever warmed by its afterglow' Amy Tan 'A moving tribute to embracing life' Glasgow Herald 'An extraordinary contribution to the literature of death' Boston Globe 'A beautifully written book of great clarity and wisdom that lovingly captures the simplicity beyond life's complexities' M Scott Peck

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is unique, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realises, through his music, he can actually affect people's futures -- with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later does he reappear, to change one last life . . .

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is unique, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realises, through his music, he can actually affect people's futures -- with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later does he reappear, to change one last life . . .

Hivasok a mennybol

Hivasok a mennybol

Author: Mitch Albom Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2014

Egy harmincas not felhiv a novere. Egy masikat az anyja. A varos rendorfonoket a fia. Egy vallalkozot elbocsatott dolgozoja. Hetkoznapi esetek - mar ha a telefonhivasok eloktol erkeznek. Am a hivok mar tobb-kevesebb ideje halottak. Izetlen trefa? De hat a hangjuk! Ennyire lehetetlen utanozni! Es azokrol a dolgokrol, amikrol beszelnek, rajtuk kivul senkinek sem lehet tudomasa. Sully Harding egykori vadaszpilota dobbenten latja, hogy heteves kisfia maga is egy jatek telefonnal maszkal, abban a remenyben, hogy balesetben elhunyt edesanyja talan felhivja. A ferfi a bizonyito erejunek tuno hivasok ellenere is meg van rola gyozodve, hogy csalasrol van szo, es eltokeli, hogy a vegere jar a dolognak. Uzenetek a mennybol, vagy egy hus-ver ember mesterkedesenek koszonhetoek a felzaklato es egyben vigaszt nyujto hivasok? - erre ad valaszt Mitch Albom lebilincselo meseje.

THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN

THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN

Author: Mitch Albom Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

Telefonnye zvonki, prozvuchavshie odnazhdy utrom v malen'kom amerikanskom gorodke, povergli vsekh v smyatenie. Govorivshie utverzhdali, chto oni zvonyat s nebes, iz raya. CHto ehto - ch'ya-to nelepaya shutka, zloj rozygrysh ili nastoyashchee chudo? No vot uzhe ves' gorod ohvachen lihoradkoj, ved' shkval zvonkov narastaet. I esli sluchivsheesya dokazyvaet sushchestvovanie zhizni posle smerti, to ehto mozhet izmenit' ves' mir.Glavnyj geroj romana Salli Harding skepticheski otnositsya k proisshedshemu, no malen'kij syn Salli ne rasstaetsya s igrushechnym telefonom, tak kak zhdet, chto emu pozvonit ego goryacho lyubimaya umershaya mat'. Tak stoit li nadeyat'sya na chudo ili nado smirit'sya s tem, chto serdce rebenka budet razbito?..Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

The First Phone Call From Heaven

The First Phone Call From Heaven

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2014

One last chance. What would you say? When the residents of a small town on Lake Michigan start receiving phone calls from the afterlife, they all become the subject of widespread attention. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. This is a story about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul. The internationally bestselling and inspirational author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven, returns with his most moving, surprising and compelling novel yet. The perfect introduction, or re-introduction, to the masterful storytelling of one of the best-loved writers of our time.

The First Phone Call From Heaven

The First Phone Call From Heaven

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

The gift of heaven on earth. It will become the biggest story in the world . . . When the residents of a small town on Lake Michigan start receiving phone calls from the afterlife, they all become the subject of widespread attention. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. This is a story about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul. The internationally bestselling and inspirational author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven, returns with his most moving, surprising and compelling novel yet. The perfect introduction, or re-introduction, to the masterful storytelling of one of the best-loved writers of our time.

The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Banished for centuries, as punishment for trying to measure time, the inventor of the world's first clock is finally granted his freedom, along with a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world and embarks on a journey with two unlikely partners: a teenage girl who is about to give up on life and a wealthy, ageing businessman who wants to live for ever. To save himself, he must save them both. Gripping, and filled with deep human truth, this unforgettable story will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time and just how precious it truly is.

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The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Banished for centuries, as punishment for trying to measure time, the inventor of the world's first clock is finally granted his freedom, along with a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world and embarks on a journey with two unlikely partners: a teenage girl who is about to give up on life and a wealthy, ageing businessman who wants to live for ever. To save himself, he must save them both. Gripping, and filled with deep human truth, this unforgettable story will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time and just how precious it truly is.

Time Keeper

Time Keeper

Author: Mitch Albom Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2012

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 newest 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.

Level 5: The Five People You Meet in Heaven Book and MP3 Pack

Level 5: The Five People You Meet in Heaven Book and MP3 Pack

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/02/2012

THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE.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, and with his first and only love, his wife Marguerite.

Level 5: The Five People You Meet In Heaven

Level 5: The Five People You Meet In Heaven

Author: Mitch Albom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2012

THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE.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, and with his first and only love, his wife Marguerite.