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Publisher Description

A moving story from the internationally bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie that will 'make you smile . . . make you wistful [and] . . . make you blink back tears of nostalgia' (James McBride)

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.

Fiction & Literature
June 11
Little, Brown Book Group

Customer Reviews

BIG Lukie ,

A real joy!

A truly compelling read. At first you warm to a man who clearly isn't having the best time in his life. But then you delve into his soul so beautifully crafted by Albom's incredible talent for fiction. I took the book on holiday and lost the first two days just sat by the pool reading because I couldn't put it down! Wonderful!

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