For One More Day

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Little, Brown Book Group, Jun 11, 2009 - Fiction - 208 pages
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‘Every family is a ghost story . . .’ As a child, Charley 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 him disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence. Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been destroyed by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits rock bottom after discovering he won’t be invited to his only daughter’s wedding. And he decides to take his own life. Charley makes a midnight ride to his small hometown: his final journey. But as he staggers into his old house, he makes an astonishing discovery. His mother - who died eight years earlier - is there, and welcomes Charley home as if nothing had ever happened. What follows is the one seemingly 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.

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Very good plot and theme but poorly written. - Goodreads
There are no lessons learned, no flash of insight. - Goodreads
Albom's writing has always touched my heart. - Bookreporter.com
Mitch Albom I wish you don't stop writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sara Choi - Goodreads

Very good plot and theme but poorly written. I think Tuesday with Morrie is the only really good book MA had written. Maybe he couldnt handle "magic realism". Nonetheless, i must say that the story itself would make you think. Read full review

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User Review  - Islam El-ghitany - Goodreads

This book is one of those that you cannot put down; the more i read, the more i get attached; each time u stop reading it, you keep thinking about it, is it similar to your life?! U start to compare ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Mitch Albom writes for the Detroit Free Press and has been voted America's No. 1 sports columnist ten times by the Associated Press Sports Editors. A former professional musician, he hosts a daily radio show on WJR in Detroit.

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