The Five People You Meet in HeavenBy Mitch Albom
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- Author: Mitch Albom
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Hachette Books
- Published: 2003-09-23
- Edition: 1
Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. As the park has changed over the years - from the Loop-the-Loop to the Pipeline Plunge - so, too, has Eddie changed, from optimistic youth to embittered old age. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness and regret. Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. With his final breath, he feels two small hands in his - and then nothing. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden, but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people who were in it. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. yet each of them changed your path forever. One by one, Eddie's five people illuminate the unseen connection of his earthly life. AS the story builds to its stunning conclusion, Eddie desperately seeks redemption in the still-unknown las act of his life: Was it a heroic success or a devastating failure? The answer, which comes from the most unlikely of sources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself.