The Five People You Meet in Heaven
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Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. 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. 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. 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 connections of his earthly life. As the story builds to its stunning conclusion, Eddie desperately seeks redemption in the still-unknown last 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.
In The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives us an astoundingly original story that will change everything you've ever thought about the afterlife--and the meaning of our lives here on earth. With a timeless tale, appealing to all, this is a book that readers of fine fiction, and those who loved Tuesdays with Morrie, will treasure.
darkness—huts, roads, whatever he could make "And you? You went back to that fun park where we all out—knowing such information would be precious for an promised to go if we got out alive? Free rides for all GIs? escape. A plane roared in the distance, filling Eddie with a Two girls per guy in the Tunnel of Love? Isn't that what you sudden, sickening wave of despair. It is the inner torture of said?" every captured soldier, the short distance between freedom and seizure. If Eddie could only
days if I get con_tact, making sure they were watching him. Then he pulled out his pistol, rammed it into Rabozzo's ear, and shot "The oil's for burning the evidence," the Captain him in the head. whis_pered. "They're digging our graves." Eddie felt his body rip in half. His eyes blurred and his brain went numb. The echo of the gunshot hung in the mine as Rabozzo's face soaked into a spreading puddle of blood. Morton put his hands over his mouth. The Captain looked THREE WEEKS LATER, under a
internally. "You were just supposed to know it, that's all. Denial of affection. The "Get up and get a job! Get up and—" damage done. "ENOUGH!" Eddie yelled, surging to his feet, ignor_ing the burst of pain in his knee. He glared at his father, his face just inches away. He could smell the bad breath of alcohol and cigarettes. AND THEN, ONE night, the speaking stopped alto_gether. This was after the war, when Eddie had been re_leased The old man glanced at Eddie's leg. His voice lowered to a
steps and ran off into the rainy sob. Eddie's mother brought him a glass of water. She night. motioned for him to wait, and walked to the bedroom and shut the door. She took off her shoes and her house-dress. She reached for a blouse and skirt. Eddie could see all the rooms, but he could not hear what "WHAT WAS THAT?" Eddie yelled in disbelief. "What the two of them were saying, it was just blurred noise. He the hell was THAT?" saw Mickey, in the kitchen, ignoring the glass of water, pulling a
reopened with a new name, Daredevil Stardust Band Shell to share his part of the secret of heaven: Drop. Teenagers saw it as a badge of courage, and it drew that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and many customers, and the owners were pleased. the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one. Eddie's apartment, the one he had grown up in, was rented to someone new, who put leaded glass in the kitchen window, obscuring the view of the old carousel. Dominguez, who had