For One More Day Large Print Edition

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Hyperion Books, Oct 10, 2006 - Fiction - 304 pages
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This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his fatherand she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to spend one last day with herthe day he missed and always wished hed had. He asks the questions many of us yearn to ask, the questions we never ask while our parents are alive. By the end of this magical day, Charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the second chance to save his own.

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This was recommened by a student who loved Catcher in the Rye. It is about a man that is so involved with his own success, life, and happiness that it all almost slips away. Because of the way it is told in retro spect from a third person omniscient narrator there, is a bit of confusion of where it is going or who is actually speaking. It is a nice surprise at the end to find out who the narrator actually was. A good story for teenagers or adults. 

Mitch Albom is a Great Writer

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Easy to read. Easy to understand. Mitch Albom writes very well. Read full review

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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.

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