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Publisher Description

In this enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story.

The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally  found happiness.

As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night day ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey—and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning—we only need to open our eyes to see it.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2018
October 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
973.2
KB

Customer Reviews

GoozieGoo1992 ,

He did it again

Lovely from beginning to end

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So beautiful

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven is truly such a beautiful piece of fiction. It takes you on a journey that evokes emotions and keeps you strongly connected to the story. I first read The Five People You Meet in Heaven in high school and it became one of my favorite books, so when the sequel came out I was so excited. I felt that this book really did justice to the first one. It’s an easy read that is reminiscent of the first, and I finished it within 24 hours. The story continues with the life and death lessons that Annie, the little girl that Eddie saved in the first book, and introduces the souls that were connected to her life growing up. Overall, it brings forth the concept that every life on the planet (human and animal) is connected in ways that may not always be obvious but are important beyond our understanding while we live. “No story sits by itself. Our lives connect like threads on a loom, interwoven in ways we never realize.” I cried from this book, just as I did with the first one, and felt it was a spectacular story full of emotion and the celebration of connection and the lessons that life has to offer.

TNanni ,

A good reminder...

I really liked how this book came full circle with Eddie and told an entirely new story. A great reminder of how we are connected to people, many of which we don’t even know or remember.

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