The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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A specially produced paperback edition--with flaps--of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, that has sold more than six million copies in hardcover

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.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2003
Edition: 1st pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781401308582
1401308589
Branch Call Number: FIC Albom
Characteristics: 196 p. : ill

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jalipio
Aug 07, 2018

It's a cute book

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elphiegirl
Jun 01, 2018

A wonderful read...a beautiful story of forgiveness.

This book on my shelf has, over the years, been worn down. It is a book that I seem to cling onto reading whenever I feel cynical about life. It is such a great read! I can't bring myself to watch the movie because I fear that it will break my heart.

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Crystal_37
Sep 05, 2017

This is an excellent book to read. Before I read the book, I thought that the life was quite complicated. Now, I think life is easy.

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Mariam_toma135
Aug 02, 2017

As I read "The Five People You Meet In Heaven," the plot greatly confused me because the story began with the death of the main character. However, as I continued to read the story the five people Eddie (the main character) met taught him something extraordinary about his life.

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CarleeMcDot
Mar 09, 2017

I read this one many years ago (Mitch Albom lives in Michigan, so I had to pick up a lot of his books when they were first released) and loved it just as much this time around. This one is a super quick read and such an interesting story. It is so fascinating to think about how everyone's lives are intertwined and how one person can impact another without even fully realizing it. "...the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one."

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lb9034367
Dec 10, 2016

Fairly good "clean" read. I read it myself then checked it out again to read to my 3-6 grade children. My kids enjoyed it more than I did, I think.

LoganLib_Tahnee Jul 07, 2016

A beautiful light read that will get you thinking about everyone who has had an impact on your life or you have had an impact on.

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wyenotgo
Aug 03, 2015

A truly unique book. Whether one believes in a Heaven or not -- or even the existence of some sort of after-life -- this is a satisfying exploration of the human spirit. Albom's skilfully drawn characters take the reader on a fascinating journey and he accomplishes something quite extraordinary: he manages to present, in a relatively short novel, some very compelling arguments about the meaning of life.
As I read this book, I was continually reminded of a far more scholarly and deliberately philosophical work, Benjamin Siegel's "Man's Search for Meaning". It seems to me that both writers sought to answer the same fundamental questions, namely "WHY?" Surprisingly, Albom succeeded almost as well; and he did so with relatively little degree of angst.

biscuityprize Oct 25, 2014

This book is an easy read, but has a lot of meaning behind it. It causes readers to stop and think differently about certain people in their lives, the ones they see everyday and even the ones they don't think about often. This book does a good job showing that the opinions and views we hold for certain people do not always apply or are necessarily true. It also effectively portrays how every action we do have a big effect, regardless of how small we think of the. I definitely recommend this book to anyone because it will shape the way they think about their life and others around them once they follow Eddie's journey in Heaven and the stories he hears from the people meet.

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Chelseaheredia92 May 31, 2012

It is Eddie's birthday and he is on a countdown to death. He reaches heaven and meets five people. The blue man, his captain, Ruby, his wife Marguerite, and an asian girl all teach him a lesson that relates to his life and death. He realizes life comes with a reason and you must make a change.

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trj120
Mar 20, 2011

A quick read, a little corny / preachy, but cute.

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bpintor
Jul 11, 2013

“Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners.”

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