Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie Description:

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 br br 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 br br 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

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Description:

From the author of Tuesdays with Morrie a novel that explores the unexpected connections of our lives and the idea that heaven is more than a place it s an answer br br From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie a novel that explores the unexpected connections of our lives and the idea that heaven is more than a place it s an answer br br 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 rd 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

Rating: 3.73 out of 5

For One More Day

For One More Day Description:

Every family is a ghost story br br Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one i b New York Times b i bestsellers i The Five People You Meet in Heaven i and i Tuesdays with Morrie i Now he returns with a beautiful haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss br br i For One More Day i 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 one br br As 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 br 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 br 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 br br 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 br br 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 i For One More Day i is a book for anyone in a family and will be cherished by Albom s millions of fans worldwide

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper Description:

b In this fable the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time b br br 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 br br 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

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Have a Little Faith: a True Story

Have a Little Faith: a True Story Description:

p In i Have a Little Faith i Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight year journey between two worlds two men two faiths two communities that will inspire readers everywhere p p p p Albom s first nonfiction book since i Tuesdays with Morrie Have a Little Faith i begins with an unusual request an eighty two year old rabbi from Albom s old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy p p p p Feeling unworthy Albom insists on understanding the man better which throws him back into a world of faith he d left years ago Meanwhile closer to his current home Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor a reformed drug dealer and convict who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof p p p p Moving between their worlds Christian and Jewish African American and white impoverished and well to do Albom observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival the older suburban rabbi embracing it as death approaches the younger inner city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat p p p p As America struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man how to endure when difficult things happen what heaven is intermarriage forgiveness doubting God and the importance of faith in trying times Although the texts prayers and histories are different Albom begins to recognize a striking unity between the two worlds and indeed between beliefs everywhere p p p p In the end as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor s wobbly church Albom sadly fulfills the rabbi s last request and writes the eulogy And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself p p i Have a Little Faith i is a book about a life s purpose about losing belief and finding it again about the divine spark inside us all It is one man s journey but it is everyone s story p p p p Ten percent of the profits from this book will go to charity including The Hole In The Roof Foundation which helps refurbish places of worship that aid the homeless p

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

The First Phone Call from Heaven

The First Phone Call from Heaven Description:

The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax Sully Harding a grief stricken single father is determined to find out An allegory about the power of belief and a page turner that will touch your soul Albom s masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected br br Readers of The Five People You Meet in Heaven will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of Albom s writing and those who haven t yet enjoyed the power of his storytelling will thrill at the discovery of one of the best loved writers of our time

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto Description:

Mitch Albom creates a magical world through his love of music in this remarkable new novel about the power of talent to change our lives br br This is the epic story of Frankie Presto the greatest guitar player who ever lived and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings br br Frankie born in a burning church abandoned as an infant and raised by a music teacher in a small Spanish town until war rips his life apart At nine years old he is sent to America in the bottom of a boat His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings His amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the s s and s with his stunning playing and singing talent affecting numerous stars Duke Ellington Hank Williams Elvis Presley until as if predestined he becomes a pop star himself br br He makes records He is adored But Frankie Presto s gift is also his burden as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him and how through his music he can actually affect people s lives At the height of his popularity tortured by his biggest mistake he vanishes His legend grows Only decades later having finally healed his heart does Frankie reappearjust before his spectacular death to change one last life With the Spirit of Music as our guide we glimpse into the lives that were changed by one man whose strings could touch the music and the magic in each of us br br A lifelong musician Mitch Albom s passion shines through on every page Written with an ear for rhythm and cadence The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making Heartrending and inventive Albom s latest is infused with the message that everyone joins a band in this life and that music like love has the power to affect us all

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, The American Dream

Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, The American Dream Description:

Recounts the remarkable story of University of Michigan basketball players Chris Webber Jalen Rose Juan Howard Jimmy King and Ray Jackson and chronicles their success in the NCAA tournaments of and

Rating: 3.42 out of 5

3-book Set: Tuesdays with Morrie; the Five People You Meet in Heaven; for One More Day

3-book Set: Tuesdays with Morrie; the Five People You Meet in Heaven; for One More Day Description:

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Rating: 3.30 out of 5

Still Changing Lives Everyday: Tuesdays With Morrie 10th Anniversary Foreword

Still Changing Lives Everyday: Tuesdays With Morrie 10th Anniversary Foreword Description:

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Rating: 3.42 out of 5