Sunday, January 06, 2008

For One More Day by Mitch Albom.

Author: Mitch Albom
ISBN: 978-0-7515-3750-5
general Fiction
Pages: 200

"This is the story of a man named Charley who loses his job, leaves his family, and decides, one night, to end his life. Somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother, who died years ago, and he spends one last day with her - a day he never had on earth. This 'ordinary' day covers the whole of their existence, and reveals how Charley, like many children, was constantly forced to choose between his mother and his father. He gets the chance many of us yearn for - to ask the questions never asked while our parents are alive. In the end, Charley learns how little he really knew about his mother, how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the chance to save his own."

I borrowed this book from my sister, after reading 'The Five people You Meet in Heaven' which I loved.
This book is about how a man finds himself becoming distant from his family, and his story is told by another. In this novel, 'Chick' tries to take his own life, and in doing so, is met by the spirit of his mother.

It's a really lovely book, an easy read and again, some would finish it in a day. This book helps you to look at your own life, and will may be make you realize not to take things for granted, especially your family.

Definitely worth having on your book shelf.

1 comment:

Marg said...

I loved Tuesdays with Morrie and Five People, but for some reason, when this one came out I wasn't all that interested, and I haven't seen all that much about it in blog world! I must readd it to my TBR list.

Thanks for the review.