Mitch Albom Five People You Meet in Heaven

ISBN 13: 9781401398033

Five People You Meet in Heaven

3.9 avg rating
( 483,416 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781401398033: Five People You Meet in Heaven
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Part melodrama and part parable, Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven weaves together three stories, all told about the same man: 83-year-old Eddie, the head maintenance person at Ruby Point Amusement Park. As the novel opens, readers are told that Eddie, unsuspecting, is only minutes away from death as he goes about his typical business at the park. Albom then traces Eddie's world through his tragic final moments, his funeral, and the ensuing days as friends clean out his apartment and adjust to life without him. In alternating sections, Albom flashes back to Eddie's birthdays, telling his life story as a kind of progress report over candles and cake each year. And in the third and last thread of the novel, Albom follows Eddie into heaven where the maintenance man sequentially encounters five pivotal figures from his life (a la A Christmas Carol). Each person has been waiting for him in heaven, and, as Albom reveals, each life (and death) was woven into Eddie's own in ways he never suspected. Each soul has a story to tell, a secret to reveal, and a lesson to share. Through them Eddie understands the meaning of his own life even as his arrival brings closure to theirs.

Albom takes a big risk with the novel; such a story can easily veer into the saccharine and preachy, and this one does in moments. But, for the most part, Albom's telling remains poignant and is occasionally profound. Even with its flaws, The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a small, pure, and simple book that will find good company on a shelf next to It's A Wonderful Life. --Patrick O'Kelley

About the Author:

Mitch Albom is the author of the #1 international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie. A nationally syndicated columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a nationally syndicated radio host of his own show, Albom has also been named the top sports columnist in the nation 13 times by the Associated Press Sports Editors of America -- the highest honor in his field. He is the founder of The Dream Fund, a charity that helps underprivileged youth study art, and of A Time to Help, a volunteer program. Albom serves on the boards of numerous charities. He lives with his wife in Michigan.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

International Edition
International Edition

1.

Mitch Albom
Published by Hyperion Books, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 1401398030 ISBN 13: 9781401398033
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
International Edition
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion Books, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. International edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Part melodrama and part parable, Mitch Albom s The Five People You Meet in Heaven weaves together three stories, all told about the same man: 83-year-old Eddie, the head maintenance person at Ruby Point Amusement Park. As the novel opens, readers are told that Eddie, unsuspecting, is only minutes away from death as he goes about his typical business at the park. Albom then traces Eddie s world through his tragic final moments, his funeral, and the ensuing days as friends clean out his apartment and adjust to life without him. In alternating sections, Albom flashes back to Eddie s birthdays, telling his life story as a kind of progress report over candles and cake each year. And in the third and last thread of the novel, Albom follows Eddie into heaven where the maintenance man sequentially encounters five pivotal figures from his life (a la A Christmas Carol). Each person has been waiting for him in heaven, and, as Albom reveals, each life (and death) was woven into Eddie s own in ways he never suspected. Each soul has a story to tell, a secret to reveal, and a lesson to share. Through them Eddie understands the meaning of his own life even as his arrival brings closure to theirs. International Edition. Seller Inventory # LIB9781401398033

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 8.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

2.

Mitch Albom
Published by Hyperion Books, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 1401398030 ISBN 13: 9781401398033
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
International Edition
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion Books, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. International edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Part melodrama and part parable, Mitch Albom s The Five People You Meet in Heaven weaves together three stories, all told about the same man: 83-year-old Eddie, the head maintenance person at Ruby Point Amusement Park. As the novel opens, readers are told that Eddie, unsuspecting, is only minutes away from death as he goes about his typical business at the park. Albom then traces Eddie s world through his tragic final moments, his funeral, and the ensuing days as friends clean out his apartment and adjust to life without him. In alternating sections, Albom flashes back to Eddie s birthdays, telling his life story as a kind of progress report over candles and cake each year. And in the third and last thread of the novel, Albom follows Eddie into heaven where the maintenance man sequentially encounters five pivotal figures from his life (a la A Christmas Carol). Each person has been waiting for him in heaven, and, as Albom reveals, each life (and death) was woven into Eddie s own in ways he never suspected. Each soul has a story to tell, a secret to reveal, and a lesson to share. Through them Eddie understands the meaning of his own life even as his arrival brings closure to theirs. International Edition. Seller Inventory # LIB9781401398033

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 10.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mitch Albom
ISBN 10: 1401398030 ISBN 13: 9781401398033
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97814013980330000000

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 10.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Albom, Mitch
ISBN 10: 1401398030 ISBN 13: 9781401398033
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Hyperion, New York | 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?" | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 102 gr | 171x111x19 mm | 208 pp. Seller Inventory # K9781401398033

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 9.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.65
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mitch Albom
Published by Hyperion Books
ISBN 10: 1401398030 ISBN 13: 9781401398033
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion Books. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1401398030

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 7.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mitch Albom
Published by Hachette Books 2004-09-01, New York (2004)
ISBN 10: 1401398030 ISBN 13: 9781401398033
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books 2004-09-01, New York, 2004. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781401398033

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 8.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Albom, Mitch
Published by Time Warner Book Group
ISBN 10: 1401398030 ISBN 13: 9781401398033
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Time Warner Book Group. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1401398030 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # XM-1401398030

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 16.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mitch Albom
Published by New York Hyperion Nov 2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 1401398030 ISBN 13: 9781401398033
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York Hyperion Nov 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Condition: Neu. Neuware - 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 ' 208 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # 9781401398033

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 9.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 14.67
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mitch Albom
Published by Time Warner Book Group (2004)
ISBN 10: 1401398030 ISBN 13: 9781401398033
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Time Warner Book Group, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1401398030

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 26.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mitch Albom
Published by Time Warner Book Group (2004)
ISBN 10: 1401398030 ISBN 13: 9781401398033
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Time Warner Book Group, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111401398030

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 31.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book