The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel by Mitch AlbomThe First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel by Mitch Albom

The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel

byMitch Albom

Hardcover | November 12, 2013

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The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief—and a page-turner that will touch your soul—Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

Readers of The Five People You Meet in Heaven will recognize the warmth and emotion so redolent of Albom's writing, and those who haven't yet enjoyed the power of his storytelling, will thrill at the discovery of one of the best-loved writers of our time.

Mitch Albom is a bestselling novelist, a screen-writer, a playwright, and an award-winning journalist. He is the author of six consecutive number-oneNew York Timesbestsellers and has sold more than thirty-four million copies of his books in forty-two languages worldwide.Tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four years atop theNew York Time...
Title:The First Phone Call from Heaven: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 7.55 × 5.88 × 1.1 inPublished:November 12, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062294377

ISBN - 13:9780062294371

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really wanted this to be true .... ...... on the scale it was reported on. But in the end the smaller scale was definitely more powerful ! Being a Christian and a believer, I love Mitch Albom's writing. He always gives you something to think about and his books help to keep my faith alive. Sadly I had an acquaintance say to me that she did not like his style as it was 'too religious' for her - the fact was she had no faith whatsoever, this to me was so sad. I think if you have any inclination to believe in any higher power, these books should give you hope of something.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book!!! Mitch Albom has created a Masterpiece once again. ?First Phone Call From Heaven? will make you believe, doubt your beliefs
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, Fast Read The novel was definitely interesting and a fast read, but not my favourite of the Albom novels. The character development was not as strong so it was harder to have a connection with anyone in the novel.
Date published: 2014-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read for any one who has recently had a loss it is a good read
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from First phone call from heaven I bought this book a couple of months ago, I couldn't put it down! Great book!
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book!! Awesome Book! Rating out of 5: 5 stars Pros (Good things / what I loved): Amazing twist at the end Characters Belief, faith, love, hope, etc. The characters’ back stories Cons (Bad things / what I didn’t like), and how would you improve on it (next steps): Got quite boring halfway through The First Phone Call From Heaven is a unique novel by Mitch Albom. It captivates it's readers and has many surprising events throughout the book. The book has a very interesting storyline, about a selected number of people from this small town in Michigan, getting weekly phone calls from people who are dead. For most, its a relative. One citizen named Sully Harding doesn’t believe in these phone calls, and works hard to prove that its all just a hoax. One of the people receiving the phone calls, Katherine Yellin, decided to share the news of this miracle. There were many news reports, each getting millions of views. This caused a big feud between believers and non-believers. There was lots of chaos and the small town was being crowded with people, all of whom wanted to be part of this miracle. A citizen named Sully Harding, an old jet fighter, as well as a non-believer, is determined to prove to everyone that they are being fooled. This is a good book for anyone in grade 6 or over because it does have some pretty sophisticated language that anyone who’s younger may not understand and littler kids would probably have lost interest in the book as it did get kind of boring in the middle. It’d also be a good book for anyone who loves to keep guessing until the final few pages of the book, and surprises, as this book does have a big one. Another good thing about this book is that in between sections, it had a bunch of historical fiction about how the telephone was invented. So, overall, I’d say that this book is really good and you should go out and buy it because of the amazing writing, storyline and characters. Rating out of 5: 5
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First phone call from heaven Love Mitch's writings, this book did not disappoint, you wanted to keep turning the page to see what happened next, and the ending was so unexpected, thanks again Mitch for a book worth buying 
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing What a good book, I had trouble to put it down, it was so good. I wish a loved ones could call me. I can't wait to read another Mitch Albom novel. He is one of my favourite author.
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mitch Albom does not disappoint! Great Read. Yet another amazing book by one of my favorite authors.  This book was very hard to put down. Awesome story.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Says it all. Excellent, compelling, makes you wish you could. It is a must read.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The First Phone Call from Heaven I really enjoyed reading this book which I did in one day because I couldn't put it down. I certainly makes you think about the hereafter and gives you hope that it's not the end.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great Book Love his books, really makes you think. A joy to read
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Compelling book with an impactful ending.  As always, Mitch Albom empowers you to think bout the deeper meaning of seemingly straightforward occurrences. 
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't disappoint! Mitch is my all time favourite writer, all his books are amazing and this one's not an exception. Finished in one day, its a great quick read. I recommend everyone to read this or at least try out his other books.
Date published: 2013-12-10

Editorial Reviews

“Beautiful and smart. Perhaps the most stirring and transcendent heaven story since Field of Dreams.”