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Five People You Meet In Heaven

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Albom, Mitch(2003)
Five People You Meet In Heaven

Albom’s clarifying perceptions of life and death are again a central theme, but this time in a fictional story of a lonely, bitter old man named Eddie, who in the twilight of his life feels deeply regretful that he has not achieved anything meaningful in his lowly existence. Eddie dies while trying to save a child from an impending accident. He then enters a series of strange places called “heaven” where he is taught lessons that he missed while alive - and where he finally understands that there are no coincidences, no reason for regrets, because death is not an end but a beginning. In this beautifully written book, Albom entrances the reader with a story of sweet remembrance and a reminder that a yearning soul lies at the core of all human beings.

Reviewed by Rosanne L., Matthews Branch

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