Mitch Albom ..For one more day

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Mitch Albom ..For one more day

Postby Kim48 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:12 pm

I have read his other books , loved The five people you meet in heaven.
This booK had me crying from start to finish. His books are small and the pages few but the stories stick in your mind.
This book was thought provoking and will be a healing read for people who have lost someone or have not talked to family over silly arguments.
Basically the main character finds himself back at the old family home with his mother welcoming him home but she had died a while ago. In the state he finds himself he is given the chance to spend one more day with his mother and to understand the past but ensure that the future changes. It is sad because i think we all have a part of us that wishes we could spend one more day with a loved one who has died. Say the things we wanted to but didn't when they were alive . Understand how they came to make decisions that affected families.Most of us look to the past and some happy memories like the smell of cooking and spending time with parents or grandparents.
I thought back to my grandparents , my gran in her pinny baking in the kitchen, my grandfather with his tales . My other grandmother who was not a very good cook and my weekends there with her telling me about film stars and curling my hair with the hot iron in the grate. My other grandfather buying me marshmallows to take to the pictures on saturday mornings. It would be nice to spend one more day with them to ask them the questions I should have asked and just to be with them if only fo ra short time.

I bought one of his books while in USA and look forward to all his books.

From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, the new novel that millions of readers have been waiting for.

"Every family is a ghost story . . ."

Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss.

For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?

As a child, Charley "Chick" Benetto was told by his father, "You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both." So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.

Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life.

He makes a midnight ride to his small hometown, with plans to do himself in. But upon failing even to do that, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother -- who died eight years earlier -- is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened.
Those who play the game do not see as clearly as those who watch - Old Chinese proverb

We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble - Kahil Gibran
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