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The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Five People You Meet in Heaven | Mitch Albom
Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"
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Yanya
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Thought provoking and beautiful!

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MatchlessMarie
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I actually made my #BookSpin list last night but I fell asleep before I got a chance to post it! I actually decided to go all the way back (3 years worth) to the beginning of my Litsy feed and add the first 20 books from TBRs past that I never finished. I‘m trying to leave no TBR behind in 2020.

Sace That's some determination!👏👏👏 I get annoyed looking for something in my feed from last week! 😂 2w
ElaineR Brilliant books on your list. You've got some fab reads ahead of you! 2w
marleed That‘s an awesome way to creat a list. 2w
TheAromaofBooks I love your idea for which books to put on your list! Also, your spinning top graphic is A+. Glad you decided to join the challenge!! 2w
Hooked_on_books You‘ll have to let me know if leaving no TBR behind is even possible. 😂 2w
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nidhinb
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It's a beautiful heartwarming book.
Quick read, and yeah, it's lovely for a lazy Sunday afternoon or a cold night.

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Panpan

Yuck.

bookaholic1 I'm not one for his books, I read one and that was good enough for me, lol. 1mo
Settings @bookaholic1 Seems to be a real love it or hate it one. Lots of reviewers saying it's their favorite book and lots of reviewers thinking up creative ways to insult it 1mo
sprainedbrain Haha! Agree. 1mo
bookaholic1 @Settings I agree😁😁😁 1mo
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Settings
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This book is awful. Torture.

But must check boxes. At least it's only novella length.

Monica5 I would stop reading it, if it's awful to you. There's so many books out there, why read you that you aren't liking 2mo
Settings @Monica5 Makes the roses smell better 2mo
Emilymdxn I‘m the same about being determined to finish things even if they‘re awful. I‘m quite hardcore about it and make myself read things even if I‘m disliking it, but I feel like if I start letting myself give up on books I‘ll never finish anything! 2mo
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rowabe

It might have seemed ridiculous to anyone watching, this white-haired maintenance worker, all alone, making like an airplane. But the running boy is inside every man, no matter how old he gets.

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rowabe

No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river.

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rowabe

It might seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.

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ClarissaLeStrange
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+There's nothing scary about choice. Scary is when you don't have choice.

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Joyfulmimi
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I seldom if ever reread books but something compelled me to read this again and I am so glad I did. This is a book that I would dare to recommend for everyone to read. Such a sweet viewpoint about life. I believe this could very well be a true depiction of the way it is. I hope so. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Texreader I loved this book too. I recently read the sequel. Not quite as good but worth it. 6mo
Joyfulmimi Thanks for sharing about the sequel. I was wondering @Texreader (edited) 6mo
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Joyfulmimi
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Love, like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes, under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots, keeping itself alive.

Photo: Pinterest

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Krystle13
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Have to finish this Audio after not listening to it since the end of June! ☹
Downloaded 3 more Audiobooks incase the 5 day trip across Canada gets daunting and the Satelite radio just isn't cutting it. 7 more sleeps and the Journey begins!🤗😍😘

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Joyfulmimi
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I‘m back at my reading with a wonderful reread. 🥰

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Slajaunie
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Good story!

Schnoebs One of my favorites of all time! Are you planning on reading the sequel? 6mo
Slajaunie I will but not right now. @Schnoebs 6mo
jb72 I enjoyed the book, and I read the sequel a few months ago which was decent too, but not as good as the first book in my opinion. 6mo
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Slajaunie
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I love this quote!💙💙💙💙

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Cinfhen
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#LilithJuly #WhereDoesTheGoodGo The story of Eddie, a war veteran who discovers how his past actions (or inactions) all lead to his place in heaven 😇 A thoughtful book

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Eggs
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Written in graffiti on a bridge in a park
Do you ever get the feeling
That you're missing the mark?
I struggle with the feeling
That my life isn't mine
Oh you, use your heart as a weapon
And it hurts like heaven🎶

#hurtslikeheaven #julycoldplay

Clwojick I need to reread this one. Have you seen the movie that they made? 7mo
Eggs Yes I did see one with Jon Voight as the MC 7mo
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eamattia
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👍🏻

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Krystle13
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Started listening to this lastnight. Since we can not have came fires due to all the Wild Fires here. Decided to go inside the trailer and chill. Today is a beautiful sunny hot day, so we are at the beach!😎

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I couldn't cry my heart out in the finishing parts of this book all because I was in a public library. This is one of those books apart from the Bible where the words zapped me up. #stephjotsdown #mitchalbom #favread

Texreader This is an awesome book. I agree! 9mo
Schnoebs This is one of my favorite books of all time! Are you going to read the sequel? 9mo
Stephjotsdown @Schnoebs yes definitely. I got all of Mitch Albom's books on my Kindle already. How about you? Have you read the others? 9mo
Schnoebs I finished the sequel a month or two ago. I‘ve also read Tuesdays with Morrie. The only other one I currently have is the magic strings of Frankie presto. Hopefully I‘ll be able to get to it this summer! 9mo
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AndreaLove
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Book 2 this week

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hjreviews
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⭐️4/5
I read this book in a night. While Alborn definitely has a style, it works for this book. A story with an interesting look at death that discusses the meaning of life, the ripple effect of our actions, and some amazing quotes throughout, its an easy read that still makes you think.

All this said, I don‘t feel a desire to read the next book, but after reading a couple of his books I feel like once you‘ve read one you‘ve read them all.

Buechersuechtling Yepp, I know what you mean. After having read “Tuesdays with Morrie“ I felt no need to read more of his books. And until today this still has been the only book of Albom I read. 10mo
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MrB1
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One of the best books I‘ve ever read. Made me truly think deeply about my life and all of the people I have known that are no longer alive. I will read this again at some stage.

Curiouser_and_curiouser Wow!! This is also on my TBR for this year! I'm looking forward to this one 🙂 2w
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MrB1
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‘This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, dying the sun.‘

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BeaG
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I really like this book. I had to go watch the movie after reading it just to take it all in. It is probably the only book to movie that I like because the movie follows the book well.

Eggs Yeah me too after I read it I watched the film. I do that frequently with books but am often disappointed in the movie 11mo
BeaG @Eggs I am often disappointed too, but not with this one. 11mo
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epigraph

aprilpohren I listened to this years ago and absolutely loved it! 13mo
Savugirl I saw the movie on TV, and I cried most of the time. Then, I bought the book. It's so touching the I cried through most of it. And I recently saw that Mitch wrote one with the 5 people the wife meets. I can't wait to read it, but I'm going to have to get a box of Kleenex and clear a weekend. 13mo
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Mitch Albom's uncle that inspired the book.

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...that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but stories are all one.

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Life has to end. Love doesnt.

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Love, like rain, can nourish from above.

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Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.

CouronneDhiver 👌🏽 13mo
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Silence was his escape, but silence is rarely a refuge. His thoughts still haunted him.

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rather_be_reading

We move through places every day that would never have been if not for those who came before us.

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rather_be_reading

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.

CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽 So true 13mo
Itchyfeetreader This is a wonderfully true statement 13mo
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That's what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays.

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Every muscle he had was as tight as piano wire.

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No life is a waste. The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.

LogiKitty ✊🏻 13mo
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Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.

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We think such things are random. But there is a balance to it all.

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Fairness does not govern life and death.

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That there are no random acts. That we are all connected. That you can no more seperate one life from another than you can seperate a breeze from the wind.

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Take one story, viewed from two different angles It is the same day, the same moment...

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This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained.

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But scenery without solace is meaningless.

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But all endings are also beginnings. We just dont know it at the time.

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First line: This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun.

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rather_be_reading
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Another great Mitch Albom book! Gives you all the feels. Super quick read. Def recommend this sweet story about Eddie and life.

Had a dentist appt today so I got to watch Gilmore Girls and finish this one up.

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bpawson
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I picked this book up randomly in the charity shop. It isn't the sort of book I normally read at all. It set a high expectation as one of the back cover reviews claimed that this book would provide comfort to the reader. As a Scientist who believes that when you're dead, you're dead, it didn't really fulfill that prediction, but I did enjoy this story. It was sweet and the writing contains some beautiful quotes.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 12mo
Butterfinger Welcome!! 12mo
bpawson Thank you!!! Loving the welcome from this group. ❤️ 12mo
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Book 10 of 2019.
I thought I read this one, but it didnt sound familiar so a re-read is needed before i read the sequel.

Kaye Gosh I liked this book ! 13mo
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bpawson
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Today's haul from the charity shop! 3 books for £1. Will see me through the next month or so.