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The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven has become a worldwide bestseller and Albom is one of those authors you either love or hate. Personally I’m a fan and found it a moving and thought provoking book. It’s pretty powerful stuff.

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Running time approx 5 hours

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

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 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.

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‘Mitch Albom lifts us up 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

About the Author

Mitch Albom

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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Publication date

6th April 2006

Author

Mitch Albom

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mitchalbom.com

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Audiobook On Cd
1 pages
Running Time: 272 minutes

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781405501859

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