Albom, Mitch

Biography

Mitch Albom is a Detroit sports and feature newspaper writer and radio personality who writes wonderful heartfelt and inspiring novels.

6 Books

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This book begins with a strange request - an 82-year-old man asks Mitch to deliver the eulogy at his funeral. But not just any man - A clergyman, a man of the cloth, Mitch's lifelong rabbi. The man who sends people off to heaven, now wants the author to do it for him. Then begins a journey that spans eight years, in which Mitch, feeling unqualified for the eulogy request, insists on getting to know the man behind the robes and the pulpit, even as he slowly decays in his old age. Mitch explores the human side of the people who 'believe', and examines why people believe in those people. He and 'The Reb' (as the teenagers nicknamed him) discuss topics that perplex modern man - how to be righteous in a world that isn't; how a cleric keeps from growing cynical; intermarriage; atheism; the 'us' and 'them' of religion; war; heaven; what happens when a man of God begins to doubt God.

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‘Every family is a ghost story . . .’ As a child, Charley 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 him disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence. Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been destroyed by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits rock bottom after discovering he won’t be invited to his only daughter’s wedding. And he decides to take his own life. Charley makes a midnight ride to his small hometown: his final journey. But as he staggers into his old house, he makes an astonishing discovery. His mother - who died eight years earlier - is there, and welcomes Charley home as if nothing had ever happened. What follows is the one seemingly 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.

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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...

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:: RETAIL VERSION :: 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 lasts a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one? Charley Benetto, his life ruined by alcohol and regret, returns to his hometown with plans to kill himself. There, he makes an astonishing discovery: His mother, who died eight years ago, is still living in their old house, and she welcomes him back as if nothing had ever happened. For One More Day follows the one ordinary day so many of us yearn for: a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain family secrets, and to seek forgiveness....

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Después de haber pasado toda su vida trabajando en el parque de atracciones de una pequeña ciudad de provincias estadounidense, Eddie pierde la vida al salvar a una niña que está a punto de ser atropellada por una vagoneta de la montaña rusa y se halla, en el cielo. Allí se encuentra con las cinco personas que más han influído en su vida, de forma directa e indirecta, sin darse cuenta. Y así surgen dos preguntas relevantes: ¿De qué manera nuestra vida está ligada a la de gente que no conocemos? ¿Cómo influyen nuestras decisiones en la vida de otras personas?

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Un libro sencillo e intenso que encierra profundas verdades. Conversaciones entre Mitch y su antiguo profesor de la universidad todos los martes. Una historia real para un libro de culto. El libro que ha cambiado la vida a millones de personas.

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