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Five People You Meet in Heaven, the (2003) [Novel]
by Mitch Albom Rating: Weighted - 8.1 / Average - 8.1 of 10 (23 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

Original title: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionFantasyAllegorical And Bangsian

Edition #1: Five People You Meet in Heaven, the

Five People You Meet in Heaven, the (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "There's much wisdom here . . . An earnest meditation on the intrinsic value of human life." Los Angeles Times
  • "Albom has the ability to make you cry in spite of yourself." Boston Globe
  • "This is the fable you will devour when you fall in love. This is the tale you will keep by your side when you are lost. This is the story you will turn to again and again, because it possesses the rare magic to let you see yourself and the world anew. This book is a gift to the soul." Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • "Anyone who loved Tuesdays with Morrie should delight in reading The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Mitch Albom has populated his larger-than-life tale with memorable characters and filled it with the abundant warmth and wisdom that we've come to expect from this gifted storyteller. " John Burnham Schwartz, author of Claire Marvel
  • "This is a lovely book, sweet, entertaining and wise. What a gutsy, surprising follow-up to Morrie." Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies and Blue Shoe
  • "Deep, profound, superbly imaginative, written with the quiet eloquence of a storyteller who dare to leap into the most magical of places. This poetic book is full of lessons and hope." James McBride, author of The Color of Water and Miracle at St. Anna
  • "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 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 echoes of the classics- The Odyssey, for one- and that puts Albom's book in the best of company." Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes and 'Tis
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Five People You Meet in Heaven, the (2003)

ISBN: 0786868716

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