The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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From the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie comes this long-awaited follow-up.

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?

A moving and profound contemporary fable, The Five People You Meet in Heaven is an important reminder of the interconnectedness of us all.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780307706768
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Mar 08, 2011

I'm going through a list of 100 books that the BBC thinks most people won't have read 6 of in their lifetime. I find that hard to believe. Everyone I know easily made it. But this is probably a book I wouldn't have read if it weren't for that list. I was leery of it. But I was surprised. It was pretty good. I don't buy the premise for a minute, but it made for an interesting story. I don't buy the premise of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" either, but I love to watch it every year! So I gave this book 3 1/2 stars!

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