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In this second novel from Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven author Albom, grief-stricken Charles "Chick" Benetto goes into an alcoholic tailspin when his always-attentive mother, Pauline, dies. Framed as an "as told to" story, Chick quickly narrates her funeral; his drink-fueled loss of savings, job ("sales") and family; and his descent into loneliness and isolation. After a suicide attempt, Chick encounters Pauline's ghost. Together, the two revisit Pauline's travails raising her children alone after his father abandons them: she braves the town's disapproval of her divorce and works at a beauty parlor, taking an extra job to put money aside for the children's education. Pauline cringes at the heartache Chick inflicted as a demanding child, obnoxious teen and brusque, oblivious adult chasing the will-o'-the-wisp of a baseball career. Through their story, Albom foregrounds family sanctity, maternal self-sacrifice and the destructive power of personal ambition and male self-involvement. He wields pathos as if it were a Louisville Slugger—shoveling dirt into Pauline's grave, Chick hears her spirit cry out, " 'Oh, Charley. How could you?' "—but Albom often strikes a nerve on his way to the heart. (Sept. 26)
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Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary Cecilia Ahern Mitch Albom, in this new book, once again demonstrates why he is one of my favourite writers ... FOR ONE MORE DAY will make you smile. It will make you wistful. It will make you blink back tears of nostalgia James McBride, author of THE COLOR OF WATER Another very touching page-turner STAR magazine A warm and tender tale IRISH EVENING HERALD --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
A positive journey for those who like to get a lot out of an easy read book.Published 11 days ago by Lisa C. Coburn
Amazing , it chronic also real life to remind us what is really important .... Made me cry .... Would highly recommend -a quick read but well worth itPublished 12 days ago by patrick corbet
an awesome read! this book hits the back of my head for the all the times i never stood up for my mother.Published 13 days ago by Vanitha
Another great book by Mitch Albom. Reminded me of my mom. Made me miss her, and often thought "what if... I could have just one more day with her... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Theresa
While I found it to be an interesting perspective I did not find it to be the blockbuster many had rated it as. I found it to be just an okay read.Published 17 days ago by Jo Lewis