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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
Great book. I bought it as used, but was like new when I received it. I bought it for a friend who is studying English as a second language. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jose P
This book made me tear up and miss my mom. It's a great read!Published 9 days ago by Margaret Storie
Meet Chick Benetto (Charley). He's faced a life of emotional pain enduring unfulfilled ambitions, alcohol abuse, divorce, an estranged daughter, a broken childhood home, and an... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ken T.
What a wonderful, touching book. Makes you think about what's important in life. This one is definitely worth a read.Published 17 days ago by Cass
For one more day really tugs at the heart strings. Made me appreciate my parents more.Published 20 days ago by john hooker
Truly enjoy reading Mitch Albom, this one was great and a real tear jerker.Published 26 days ago by Chuck B.
Ok reading. Kept putting it down & lost interest. Never finished it.Published 27 days ago by Kathy Austin