The Time Keeper
Book Club Set - 10 CopiesBook - 2012
The man who became Father Time.
In Mitch Albom's exceptional work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years.
Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.
He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.
Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it, and how precious it truly is.
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This is the story about Father Time. He was human once and wanted to learn more about the earth so devised ways to tell the passage of time. As punishment, he is put in a cave where he doesn't age and must listen to people's request about time. After thousands of years, its time to help two people learn the importance of time and why having limited time is so important. Short book, but with good insight on the meaning of time.
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