Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 208 pages, 2.76 × 1.87 × 0.2 in
Published: April 1, 2008
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1401309577
ISBN - 13: 9781401309572
About the Book
In this second novel from "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" author Albom, grief-stricken Charles Benetto goes into an alcoholic tailspin when his mother, Pauline, dies. After a suicide attempt, he encounters Pauline's ghost and the two revisit her life.
From the Publisher
From the author of The Five People You Meet in
Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel
that millions of fans 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.
What follows is the one "ordinary" day so many of us yearn for, a
chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family
secrets, and to seek forgiveness. Somewhere between this life and
the next, Charley learns the astonishing things he never knew about
his mother and her sacrifices. And he tries, with her tender
guidance, to put the crumbled pieces of his life back
Through Albom''s inspiring characters and masterful storytelling,
readers will newly appreciate those whom they love--and may have
thought they''d lost--in their own lives. For One More Day
is a book for anyone in a family, and will be cherished by Albom''s
millions of fans worldwide.
About the Author
Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and
screenwriter who has written seven books, including the
international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the
bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five
People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number-one New
York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six
million copies worldwide. Both books were made into acclaimed TV
films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and
serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife,
Janine, in Michigan.