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For One More Day - Mitch Albom
For One More Day
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From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel that millions of fans have been waiting for."Every family is a ghost story . . ."Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in... show more
From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel that millions of fans have been waiting for."Every family is a ghost story . . ."Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss.For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved oneAs a child, Charley "Chick" Benetto was told by his father, "You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both." So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life.He makes a midnight ride to his small hometown, with plans to do himself in. But upon failing even to do that, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother--who died eight years earlier-is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened.What follows is the one "ordinary" day so many of us yearn for, a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets, and to seek forgiveness. Somewhere between this life and the next, Charley learns the astonishing things he never knew about his mother and her sacrifices. And he tries, with her tender guidance, to put the crumbled pieces of his life back together.Through Albom's inspiring characters and masterful storytelling, readers will newly appreciate those whom they love--and may have thought they'd lost--in their own lives. For One More Day is a book for anyone in a family, and will be cherished by Albom's millions of fans worldwide.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781401309572 (1401309577)
ASIN: 1401309577
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages no: 197
Edition language: English
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bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it
4.0 For One More Day
Very good.
Obsessed with books
Obsessed with books rated it
5.0
Beautiful. And so painful for a mother of three boys. To picture them without you someday, or their lives falling apart...so, so painful. A touching, beautiful, truly haunting story.
kennethjmcginnis
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howardb
howardb rated it
5.0 For One More Day
I loved this book as much or more than I loved Tuesdays with Morrie. Again Mitch follows a simple wander through memories of a mother and echoes our own deep love and deep love and regrets about our own mothers. Again such a short piece, yet so satisfying and emotionally wrenching.
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5.0 For One More Day
“I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you'll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn't.”Before I read this book for my English class, my mother and I weren't ...
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