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Plot 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" Personal Details Collection Status In Collection Index 10 Read It Yes Links Amazon US Product Details LoC Classification PS3601.L335F59 2003 Dewey 813/.6
Killed in a tragic accident at a seaside amusement park while trying to save a little girl, Eddie, an elderly man who believes that he had lived an uninspired life, awakens in the afterlife, where he discovers that heaven consists of having five people, acquaintances and strangers, explain the meaning of one's life. 500,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 196
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary, Settings, General, Religion + Beliefs, Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Philosophy
Publisher: Hachette Books
Author: Mitch Albom
Street Date: September 1, 2003
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-4700
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Dem319 — 11 days ago
This book affected my thinking of how I interact with people. I read it when it first came out & gave my copy away. I now have the sequel & bought the first book again to reread. I will not give it away again.